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Date:24-MAR-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:74 Squadron Royal Air Force (74 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9872
C/n / msn: 90
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hornchurch, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Narrative:
Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 K9872 (c/n 90 - the 90th production Spitfire)
19/02/39: First Flown at Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire
23/02/39: Delivered to RAF Hornchurch, Essex for 74 Squadron
24/03/39: Written off in a wheels up landing at RAF Hornchurch, Essex.
24/04/39: Struck Off Charge for use as a ground instructional airframe: to 1450M at 4 SoTT RAF St.Athan. Total flying time on airframe 7.55 hours

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983 page 80)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p001.html
3. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/K9872


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2011 02:09 angels one five Added
25-Dec-2011 04:12 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Narrative]
10-Jan-2012 15:08 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator]
15-Jan-2012 01:48 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport]
22-Jan-2012 19:06 angels one five Updated [Source]
05-May-2012 10:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Nov-2012 03:37 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
10-Oct-2013 06:12 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Dec-2013 18:18 Nepa Updated [Operator]
02-Mar-2015 18:25 SIS07 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
02-Jun-2015 15:43 King Updated [Operator]
20-Jan-2016 17:55 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
21-Jan-2016 17:50 King T. Updated [Operator, Narrative]
22-Jan-2016 06:33 JINX Updated [Operator]
16-Feb-2018 17:46 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
25-Mar-2018 23:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Oct-2019 22:08 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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