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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 88986
Last updated: 7 April 2020
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Date:16-JAN-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:152 (Hyderabad) Squadron Royal Air Force (152 (Hyderabad) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9893
C/n / msn: 106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Between Broughton and Kirton, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch
Destination airport:RAF Acklington
Narrative:
Engine failed in snowstorm. Crashed in the forced landing.
Cat. E
SOC 3/2/40.
Sergeant (Pilot)BARKER, JOHN KEEL

Service Number 566251
Both Spitfires K9893 and K9885 lost the same day had left RAF Hornchurch to RAF Acklington along with another flown by F/Lt Latham Withall. Weather on take off was gale force winds and snow showers. F/Lt Withall diverted to RAF Duxford due to the conditions , landing safely. Both K9893 and K9885 became lost trying to locate RAF Hucknall , force landing about 10 miles apart due to the near zero visibility in heavy snow storm.

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jan-2011 01:12 angels one five Added
25-Dec-2011 04:57 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Narrative]
10-Jan-2012 02:38 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location]
10-Jan-2012 11:01 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport]
12-Jan-2012 00:28 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
13-Jan-2012 02:02 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport]
22-Jan-2012 20:13 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
04-Nov-2012 02:37 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Nov-2012 15:36 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
30-Nov-2012 04:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature]
02-Dec-2012 15:23 angels one five Updated [Registration, Total fatalities, Other fatalities]
27-Sep-2013 06:21 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source]
14-Oct-2013 04:48 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature]
21-Oct-2013 23:46 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
05-Mar-2014 06:33 Nepa Updated [Operator]
22-Sep-2014 06:34 angels one five Updated [Operator]
01-Jun-2015 15:26 Zeeland Updated [Operator, Location]
27-Jan-2016 01:49 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
15-Feb-2018 08:27 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
16-Jan-2020 08:05 Anon. Updated [Location]
16-Jan-2020 08:12 noggin1969 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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