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Date:16-MAR-1939
Time:day
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: K9838
C/n / msn: 51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eryholme, North Yorkshire, 4.5 miles SE of Darlington -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Supermarine Spitfire Mk1 K9838 (c/n 51 - the 51st production Spitfire).
06/01/39: First Flown at Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire.
11/01/39: Delivered to 41 Squadron at RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire.
16/03/39: Written off due to structural failure in dive at Eryholme, North Yorkshire. (Eryholme is a village and civil parish in the district of Richmondshire in North Yorkshire, England. The village is situated on the south bank of the River Tees opposite Hurworth, four and a half miles south east of Darlington, County Durham). Some sources state that Spitfire K9838 lost a wing whilst recovering from a dive. Pilot - Sgt George Verdun Serjeant - killed. Struck Off Charge same day. Total Flying Hours 21:25.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 79)
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?12516-41-Sq-Spitfire-forced-landing-before-WW2-N.Yorkshire
3. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?p=143378
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p001.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eryholme
6. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939%20-%200832.PDF
7. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/K9838
8. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576860
9. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2011 17:15 angels one five Added
25-Dec-2011 04:10 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Narrative]
10-Jan-2012 15:06 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location]
15-Jan-2012 01:46 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
22-Jan-2012 19:04 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
05-May-2012 10:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:13 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Nov-2012 16:42 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
22-Aug-2013 14:59 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
17-Jan-2014 05:46 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 20:03 Gun Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
25-Mar-2018 19:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Oct-2019 22:05 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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