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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90990
Last updated: 3 November 2020
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Date:22-NOV-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:131 (County of Kent) Squadron Royal Air Force (131 (County of Kent) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7560
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dale Mead Farm, near Harpur Hill, Derbyshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Atcham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 22 November 1941 Flt Sgt Clive Roy Briggs RAAF of 131 Sqn RAF was on a training flight from Atcham. He wandered into the high ground around Buxton after becoming disorientated in poor weather. He pulled up sharply to avoid striking a hill and lost control of the aircraft, after this he abandoned his aircraft, the Spitfire IIa P7560, which crashed Harpur Hill, a small village on the outskirts of Buxton, Derbyshire. The aircraft struck a barn adjacent to Dale Mead Farm and ended up in the yard. The pilot came down in a field below the farm and walked up to the house carrying his parachute. He was uninjured.

Sources:

http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/crash_sites/peak-district/supermarine-spitfire-p7560-buxton/
http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/category/crash_sites/peak-district/
http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p004.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpur_Hill
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=fr&lat=53.237000&lon=-1.904000&z=13


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Aug-2013 07:05 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2013 07:08 angels one five Updated [Date, Narrative]
01-Jun-2015 20:21 Erectus Updated [Operator, Nature]
23-Nov-2015 19:36 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Source, Narrative]

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