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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50690
Last updated: 15 October 2020
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Date:24-OCT-1944
Time:17:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV
Owner/operator:402 Sqn RCAF
Registration: RM687
C/n / msn: AE-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:B.82 Grave airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.82 Grave
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft had taken off at 17:05 hrs for a patrol.

In the course of October, Grave airfield had become a very muddy place due to the relentless rain.
And so it happened, that this Spitfire got stuck in the mud on landing and was hit by another Spitfire (RM682) that came in to land. Both Canadian pilots survived the accident.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4571A&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
book 'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd'


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
10-Oct-2019 18:15 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Oct-2019 18:17 TigerTimon Updated [Date]

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