Accident Supermarine Spitfire Mk I K9977, 30 Dec 1939
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 95054
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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:602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Royal Air Force (602 (City of Glasgow) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9977
MSN: 191
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Drem, East Lothian
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Supermarine Spitfire K9977 (c/n 191 - 191st production Spitfire of the first production batch of 310)
16/05/39: First flown at Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire (Merlin III engine)
18/05/39: Delivered to 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron, RAF Drem, East Lothian
30/12/39: Written off (destroyed) in a fatal flying accident. Wingtip touched the ground during aerobatics. Wing broken off. Aircraft crashed and severely damaged. Pilot Sgt Brian Peter Bailey (RAFVR, Service Number 741799, aged 19) - killed. Sgt Bailey is buried at Dirleton Cemetery, East Lothian. Grave Ref. Sec.E. Grave 1000
11/02/40: Struck off charge

NOTE: Some published sources list K9977 as being shot down over the Dunkirk area on 21/5/40. However, that is not the case, and is based on a "typo" - the actual Spitfire involved on that occasion was K9957.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976, page 80)

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26-May-2013 18:08 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
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24-Aug-2013 07:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
22-Oct-2013 15:00 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport]
14-Nov-2013 07:06 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
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