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Last updated: 13 August 2020
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Date:27-DEC-1950
Time:c.
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk 24
Owner/operator:80 Squadron Royal Air Force (80 Sqn RAF)
Registration: VN485
C/n / msn: SMAF.21567
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Kai Tak -   Hong Kong
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kai Tak (Hong Kong)
Destination airport:RAF Kai Tak
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered a Cat.4 damage accident while serving with 80 Squadron Royal Air Force at RAF Kai Tak (Hong Kong) in December 1950. The aircraft was repaired and returned to the Squadron in May 1951.

Sources:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/70000223
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ajw1970/39332246905
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Supermarine_Spitfire_F.24_%E2%80%98VN485%E2%80%99
ORB 80 Sqdn RAF


Images:

Photo of VN485 courtesy AirHistory.net


Duxford (EGSU)
10 July 2011; (c) Mick Bajcar


Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK - 15th September 2010


Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK - 15th September 2010

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2020 16:36 Peter Clarke Added
12-Aug-2020 22:22 DB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Operator]
13-Aug-2020 12:42 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]

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