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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50699
Last updated: 2 May 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: RM682
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 when a pilot got his Spitfire (RM687) stuck in the mud upon landing, his colleague that came in to land after him got on a collision course and rammed the former Spitfire.
Both Canadian pilots survived the accident.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4571B&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 18:23 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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