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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89904
Last updated: 12 November 2020
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Date:04-AUG-1950
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF IX
Owner/operator:Luftforsvaret (RNoAF)
Registration: A-CP
C/n / msn: MK997
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Samsjøen/Værnes -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Værnes (ENVA)
Destination airport:Værnes (ENVA)
Narrative:
Coded "A-CP" of 331 Sq RNoAF. Wing tip touched the water, crashed into the lake. The weather was nice when the plane came in low from south-east and observed by witnesses. When hitting water it throw up cascades of water and broke into several pieces. Pilot Fen Finn Thorstensen was killed instantly, but remnants was found 61 years later. He had only 16 hours experience on the type.

Sources:

1. http://ktsorens.tihlde.org/flyvrak/samsjoen.html
2 http://forum3.sff.n.se/
3. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?98562-New-Planned-Recovery-of-a-Spitfire-MK9
4. http://flyblader.com/onewebmedia/Nr%201%20Spitfire%20IX.pdf

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2011 03:08 Masen63 Added
31-Aug-2011 04:31 whiteshark Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2015 21:15 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Nature]
19-Jul-2015 20:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Nov-2015 17:55 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Nature]
08-Nov-2015 16:19 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Nov-2015 18:14 TB Updated [Location]
24-Nov-2015 18:22 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
25-Nov-2015 17:43 TB Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]

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