Incident Supermarine Spitfire Mk I K9842, 23 May 1939
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87283
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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: K9842
MSN: 55
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Catterick
Destination airport:RAF Catterick
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I K9842 (c/n 55 - 55th production Spitfire)
12/01/39: First Flown at Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire.
16/01/39: Delivered to 41 Squadron, RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire.
23/05/39: Stalled and crashed in while landing, following a night-flying exercise. The pilot, 33412 Plt Off Colin "Robbie" Robertson* RAF (11 Mar 17-12 Dec 43), was uninjured. It was his 36th hour on type. The AM Form 1180 contains details of the accident but does not provide a cause.
14/06/39: Struck Off Charge as damaged beyond economic repair. Total Flying Hours 97:15.

* See ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70861, crash of DH Mosquito DD754 12/12/43.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 79)
5. AM Form 1180 Air Accident Card, RAF Museum

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15-Jan-2012 01:56 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport]
22-Jan-2012 19:12 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
05-May-2012 08:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-May-2012 08:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Nov-2012 03:48 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
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16-Nov-2013 08:48 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
17-Nov-2013 05:23 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
18-Dec-2013 18:21 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Jan-2014 06:10 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 20:05 Gun Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Dec-2016 02:19 angels one five Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
28-Mar-2018 14:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Oct-2019 19:24 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
11-Oct-2019 23:12 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
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09-May-2022 07:17 Steve Brew Updated [Source, Narrative]

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