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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240013
Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:310 Squadron Royal Air Force (310 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AD378
C/n / msn: NN-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Perranporth, Cornwall, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Perransporth, Cornwall
Destination airport:RAF Perranporth
S/Ldr František Weber, F/O Boh. Kimlicka (all Czech): injured; Spitfire AD378 and Spitfire AD574, 310 Sqn; mid air collision at RAF Perranporth, 11 January 1942.
On 11 January 1942, after returning to Perranporth at 14:40 after a convoy patrol he was in collison with another Spitfire after landing. F/O B. Klimicka, in Spitfire Mk Vb AD574 NN-E had landed on the wrong runway. Weber, had already landed his Spitfire Mk Vb AD378, NN-L and was taxiing back to dispersal. By the time he had seen Klimicka’s taxying aircraft it was too late to avoid a collision. Both Spitfires were destroyed, Klimicka received a cut over his right eye, whilst Weber received a cut over his left eye and suffered considerable concussion. He was taken to hospital and released on 10 February 1942 for further recuperation at the RAF Officers Hospital at Torquay. He returned to the squadron on 4 March 1942.



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14-Aug-2020 19:40 Nepa Added [Operator]

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