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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 241194
Last updated: 6 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIX
Owner/operator:THUM Unit (Temperature & Humidity Unit fy.Short Bros
Registration: PS853
C/n / msn: 6S/594677
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF Woodvale, Merseyside, Lancashire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Woodvale, Merseyside, Lancashire, UK
Destination airport:RAF Biggin Hill, (EGKB), Greater London, UK.
The aircraft carried out an emergency landing back at RAF Woodvale on 12th June 1957 after suffering engine problems following take off. The propeller was damaged when the aircraft tipped onto its nose when landing.
PS853 was one of three spitfires being retired on the 12th June 1957 from the 'Short Bros and Harland operated Meteorological Flight' (THUM flights) after 7 years. A transit flight from RAF Woodvale to RAF Biggin Hill to join the 'Battle of Britain Memorial Flight' was carried out on 13th June 1957.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

17 Jan 1949 PS853 29 MU RAF 0 RAF High Ercall, Shropshire, England. sub


Duxford Airfield (EGSU), Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England, UK - 15th September 2010

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12-Sep-2020 06:02 Peter Clarke Added

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