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Date:08-JUN-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9837
C/n / msn: 50
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
K9837 Spitfire Mk I (c/n 50 - 50th production Spitfire)
05/01/39: Delivered to 41 Squadron at RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
08/06/39: Written off in a wheels-up landing at RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire. According to some sources, the pilot (Sgt H.P. Blatchford) "forgot to lower undercarriage" on approach
17/08/39: Struck Off Charge
17/08/39: Reassigned as ground instructional airframe: to 1628M at 2AAS, RAF Weeton
31/05/44: "Reduced to produce" (scrapped)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain,1976 page 79)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p001.html
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?12516-41-Sq-Spitfire-forced-landing-before-WW2-N.Yorkshire
4. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/K9837


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2011 17:05 angels one five Added
25-Dec-2011 04:24 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Narrative]
10-Jan-2012 15:17 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
15-Jan-2012 01:59 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport]
22-Jan-2012 19:14 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
05-May-2012 11:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Nov-2012 03:49 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2014 05:44 angels one five Updated [Operator, Nature, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 20:06 Gun Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
18-Dec-2016 02:22 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
29-Mar-2018 16:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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