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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74099
Last updated: 20 October 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:412 (Falcon) Sqn RCAF
Registration: AD291
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Roxholm, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Wellingore
A flight of four Spitfires from No.412 Squadron, RCAF was descending at speed through a break in the cloud layer when one of them (AZ-H) collided with an Airspeed Oxford just below the cloud base and about 1,400 feet above the ground.
Both aircraft crashed. A witness said the pilot of the Spitfire attempted to bale out but his plane hit the ground before he could get clear.

P/O (J/5823) John Gillespie Magee Jnr RCAF, killed in a flying accident.

He is remembered today for the poem 'High Flight' written while he was attending No. 53 Operational Training Unit at Llandow in Wales where he learned to fly Spitfires.

John Magee is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Scopwick.


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Revision history:

27-Apr-2010 22:59 angels one five Added
28-Apr-2010 00:22 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Apr-2010 11:16 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
12-May-2010 02:41 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
24-Dec-2010 11:00 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
13-Feb-2011 05:05 Anon. Updated [Source]
30-Dec-2011 07:07 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2011 07:07 Nepa Updated [Registration, Source]
09-Jan-2012 01:45 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source]
09-Jan-2012 06:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
23-Jan-2012 02:54 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2012 01:37 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Dec-2012 14:19 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2013 01:43 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 08:25 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
24-Sep-2013 23:46 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
24-May-2015 21:06 Oezil Updated [Time, Operator]

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