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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21995
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Date:19-MAR-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:609 (West Riding) Squadron Royal Air Force (609 (West Riding) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1096
C/n / msn: 280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF Drem, East Lothian -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Drem
Destination airport:
Narrative:
(PR-E). Aircraft was being run up by a fitter when the wheel chocks slipped on the frozen ground and the aircraft moved forward. The fitter, with his head down in the cockpit monitoring the instruments, failed to notice and the noise of the engine drowned out the shouts of his fellow ground crew. The propeller crashed into the wing of Spitfire N3025. Engine Fitter OK.

Aircraft repaired and returned to service. It took part in the Battle of Britain. On August 15, 1940 (day that was later called by Germans "Schwarzer Donerstag"), P/O Piotr Ostaszewski-Ostoja shot down Bf 110C (from 6/ZG76 code M8+BP) over Isle of Portland. Damaged in taxi accident at Middle Wallop 16-08-40

Subsequent history: to Airwork Service Training 7-11-40 for repairs. To 58OTU 28-12-40. FACB 7-3-41. 53OTU 17-7-41. RNDA 4-9-42 Converted to Spitefire Mk.Va. Transferred to Royal Navy/Fleet Air Arm. To 885NAS Yeovilton 10-9-42 until 31-10-42. To 887NAS Lee-on-Solent 1-1-43 to 26-2-43. To 809NAS Stretton 3-3-43 to 31-5-43 RNARY Fleetlands local Gosport 18-5-43. To 759NAS Yeovilton as 'Y2W' 7-12-43 to 30-11-44. Damaged during aerobatics at RNAS Fleletlands on 17-3-44 (Lt S Jewers): Tyre burst on takeoff. Starboard oleo collapsed 12-8-44 (S/L CM Miseldine). To NEA at 39MU 3-2-45. To RNAS Yeovilton as ground instructional trainer

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p002.html
2. https://forum.gaijinent.com/index.php?/profile/2813-bartekwarc/&tab=posts
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20130717113810/http://daveg4otu.tripod.com:80/hancrash.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Aug-2008 11:30 Anon. Added
07-Jan-2011 16:10 angels one five Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2011 12:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2011 10:06 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
13-Jan-2012 23:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Nov-2012 19:00 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2013 02:24 JINX Updated [Registration, Operator, Departure airport]
14-Aug-2013 17:49 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
01-Oct-2013 18:08 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
02-Mar-2014 18:34 Nepa Updated [Operator]
19-May-2014 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Source]
16-Sep-2014 05:57 angels one five Updated [Operator]
01-Jun-2015 14:31 Opietz Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport]
01-Jun-2015 14:34 Opietz Updated [Operator]
24-Jan-2016 06:23 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Feb-2018 08:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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