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Date:30-JAN-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9831
C/n / msn: 45
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk.1 K9831 (c/n 45 - 45th production Spitfire)
20/12/38: First flight at Eastleigh, Southampton
30/12/38: Delivered to 41 Squadron, RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
30/01/39: Severely damaged in a wheels up landing at RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire: pilot, Flight Sgt G.E. Wallace, forgot to lower undercarriage on approach. Pilot uninjured.
22/03/39: Wreckage to ground instructional airframe as 1362M at 1 SoTT RAF Halton.
17/08/39: Struck off charge (total time on airframe 19.30 hours)

NOTE: On 30/06/39 a Spitfire was statically displayed at Strand Underground Station in London. This may have been K9831. It was displayed there until 27/07/39. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (July 6, 1939 page 10):

"Charing Cross—R.A.F. Station

OF the many publicity displays which have been staged at Charing Cross Underground station, we have never seen one that has attracted such crowds as that which is occupying the space at present. But seldom can the exhibits have been as striking as those now on view—a real, complete Supermarine Spitfire, a Pegasus engine, and a sectioned Merlin.

With aircraft models and photographs in addition, and personnel to answer enquiries, the Royal Air Force should find this one of its most successful recruiting efforts. The exhibition, which was opened by Capt. Harold Balfour last Friday, remains open until July 27."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1973 page 79)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p001.html
3. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?116117-Crated-Spitfire-Found-Buried-in-London!&p=1878741#post1878741
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1939/1939-1-%20-%200070.html
5. https://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=10432466&itemw=4&itemf=0001&itemstep=1&itemx=1
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?12516-41-Sq-Spitfire-forced-landing-before-WW2-N-Yorkshire
7. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/K9831


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2011 16:19 angels one five Added
05-Jan-2011 16:21 angels one five Updated [Date]
25-Dec-2011 04:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
25-Dec-2011 04:13 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
10-Jan-2012 14:59 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
15-Jan-2012 01:42 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature]
22-Jan-2012 18:59 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
05-May-2012 01:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Nov-2012 03:36 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2013 03:25 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Aug-2013 12:57 angels one five Updated [Operator]
22-Aug-2013 14:58 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
17-Jan-2014 05:40 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature]
06-Jun-2015 20:02 Gun Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
24-Jan-2016 19:47 Angel dick one five Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2016 03:14 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
15-Feb-2018 08:52 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
23-Mar-2018 18:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2018 18:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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