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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87416
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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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:PRU Royal Air Force (PRU RAF)
Registration: K9879
C/n / msn: 97
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Crewekerne, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Benson, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Benson
Aircraft dived into the ground 35 minutes into a high altitude cross country training flight and was destroyed.
Loss of consciousness caused by anoxia is believed to be the cause of the accident.
It was noticed, as the pilot taxied away to take off, that his oxygen mask hose was disconnected from the supply.
Cat. E 1/8/40. SOC 1/8/40.
Lt-Commander George Bodley KINGDON (pilot) RN - killed.


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09-Jan-2011 03:49 angels one five Added
26-Dec-2011 13:24 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
22-Jan-2012 21:40 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
04-Nov-2012 22:06 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2012 22:20 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
08-Nov-2012 12:27 angels one five Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
29-Nov-2012 09:29 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
27-May-2014 21:38 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source]
23-Mar-2015 18:00 angels one five Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 16:57 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]

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