Mid-air collision Incident Supermarine Spitfire Mk I K9854, 06 Oct 1939
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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:19 Squadron Royal Air Force (19 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9854
MSN: 71
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Newmarket Heath, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First Flown 26-1-39. Allocated to 66 Squadron 1-2-39. Transferred to RAE 30-3-39 for trials. To 19 Squadron at Duxford 4-5-39, coded 'QV-W'

Written off in a mid air collision with K9821: force-landed on Newmarket Heath 6-10-39. Pilot Flt Lt Wilfred Clouston RAF ( from New Zealand ) sustained minor injuries**. Aircraft declared damaged beyond economic repair. Struck Off Charge 14-10-39 and "reduced to produce" (scrapped)

(**Clouston went on to fight in the Battle of Britain, and his score reached 9 kills and 3 shared destroyed, one and one shared probably destroyed and one shared damaged. In 1941 he was posted to Singapore to command a fighter squadron, but was taken prisoner when the fortress fell and spent the rest of the war in captivity).


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 79)
2. Spitfire: A Photographic Biography By Dilip Sarkar
3. Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939–41 By Alfred Price
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p001.html
5. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/K9854
6. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showpost.php?p=162504&postcount=15
7. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?21225-UK-Collisions-Late-1939-Early-1940&styleid=3

Revision history:

06-Jan-2011 19:43 angels one five Added
17-Nov-2011 03:31 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
25-Dec-2011 05:56 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator]
25-Dec-2011 05:56 Nepa Updated [Nature]
10-Jan-2012 16:16 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location]
13-Jan-2012 09:26 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Nature]
22-Jan-2012 19:45 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
07-May-2012 11:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:32 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Nov-2012 17:05 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2013 14:59 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Dec-2013 18:12 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Jan-2014 23:42 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
08-Jun-2015 18:10 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
01-May-2018 14:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
06-Feb-2021 21:40 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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