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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 91457
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Date:01-DEC-1942
Time:c. 14:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:401 (City of Westmount) Sqn RCAF
Registration: AB460
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Netherne Hospital, near Coulsdon, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Kenley
Destination airport:RAF Kenley, Surrey
Narrative:
Crashed on a hillside at Netherne after colliding with Spitfire BR630 of the same unit during flying practice.
Caught fire and burned. Cat. E and written off.
P/O J.A. Alexander, RCAF, escaped with minor injuries.
The other aircraft landed safely back at base.

AB460 was built in February, 1942, as a Spitfire Mark V. In late April it was converted to a Mark IX by Rolls-Royce.

Sources:

Spitfire production list


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Dec-2014 06:28 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-May-2015 19:52 Gloug Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport]
24-May-2015 20:01 Ing Edcker Updated [Operator]

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