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Last updated: 16 July 2020
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Date:27-JUL-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:65 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (65 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9913
C/n / msn: 124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hornchurch, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Supermarine Spitfire Mk1 K9913 (c/n 124 - 124th production Spitfire)
25/03/39: First Flown at Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire.
26/03/39: Delivered to RAF Hornchurch, Essex for 65 Squadron, coded 'FZ-L'.
27/07/39: Written off (damaged beyond repair) when undercarriage raised prematurely on take-off, aircraft settled on the ground on its belly at RAF Hornchurch, Essex.
18/08/39: Re-assigned to ground instructional use. To 1632M at 5 SoTT on 12-8-39.
15/03/44: Finally Struck Off Charge and 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://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/K9913
4. http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=105008;article=10716;
5. http://nwamuseum.co.uk/IncidentsWestEssexto2000-1.pdf?ckattempt=1
6. http://www.nwamuseum.co.uk/WESTESSEXcrashesMishaps3WW2.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jan-2011 16:51 angels one five Added
25-Dec-2011 04:43 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
10-Jan-2012 15:33 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator]
15-Jan-2012 02:15 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature]
22-Jan-2012 19:28 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
06-May-2012 12:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
02-Nov-2012 00:51 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2013 05:57 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
09-Jun-2013 09:42 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
10-Oct-2013 06:15 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
18-Dec-2013 18:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature]
02-Mar-2015 18:30 Lorenzo Lamas Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
10-Mar-2015 05:04 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
02-Jun-2015 14:12 Newton Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
02-Jun-2015 14:28 Jixn Updated [Location]
24-Jan-2016 06:20 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Feb-2018 08:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
31-Mar-2018 21:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Apr-2019 05:49 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
04-Oct-2019 10:09 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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