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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87257
Last updated: 11 April 2020
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Date:03-JUN-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:5 OTU Royal Air Force (5 OTU RAF)
Registration: K9814
C/n / msn: 26
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire
Narrative:
On the 31st of October 1939, Pilot Officer Jefferson Heywood Wedgwood was posted to 12 Group Pool (later 5 Operational Training Unit) at Aston Down where he served as an instructor. He also spent a period as a test pilot for the development of one of the Spitfire variants. On the 3rd of June 1940 he was landing in Spitfire Mk 1 K9814 when he collided with Gladiators K7943 and K7951 on the ground; his aircraft was damaged beyond repair

Cat. B. To 1 CRU. SOC 19/6/40.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p001.html
2. http://www.hambo.org/lancing/view_man.php?id=97
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?5070-Spitfire-K9814
4. http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/gladiator_raf_otu.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2011 01:12 angels one five Added
25-Dec-2011 05:42 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
22-Jan-2012 21:05 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
04-Nov-2012 20:33 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Jan-2014 23:25 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 10:28 Giggatson Updated [Operator, Location]
18-May-2019 20:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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