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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89587
Last updated: 16 July 2020
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Date:21-AUG-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:72 Squadron Royal Air Force (72 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9941
C/n / msn: 154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Back Lane, Hooton Roberts, near Rotherham, Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1 K9941 (c/n 154 - 154th production Spitfire)
21/04/39: First Flown at Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire
24/04/39: Delivered to 72 Squadron at RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire & coded 'SD-D'.
21/08/39: Written off (destroyed) in an accident. Sgt Donald Victor Peacock died flying Spitfire K9941 of No. 72 Sqn, when he dived into a field at Back Lane, Hooton Roberts, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, having stalled (possibly in cloud) and lost control following an engine failure whilst on a local flying exercise from RAF Church Fenton.

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. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939-1-%20-%200663.PDF
4. https://www.flickr.com/photos/33788833@N00/4375732287/
5. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/K9941


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jan-2011 02:52 angels one five Added
25-Dec-2011 04:46 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Narrative]
10-Jan-2012 15:44 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location]
15-Jan-2012 02:26 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport]
15-Jan-2012 02:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
22-Jan-2012 19:30 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
06-May-2012 12:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Embed code]
20-Aug-2012 04:40 donburbage Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
21-Aug-2012 13:26 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
02-Nov-2012 02:13 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-May-2013 20:48 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
09-Jun-2013 09:48 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
01-Oct-2013 05:26 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]
23-Apr-2014 08:40 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
19-Apr-2015 22:23 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
29-May-2015 06:49 Angel dot comma Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
20-Jan-2016 17:53 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-Jan-2016 17:52 King T. Updated [Operator, Total fatalities]
23-Jan-2016 14:28 JINX Updated [Operator]
16-Feb-2018 17:48 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
01-Apr-2018 17:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
25-Oct-2018 08:07 Old and Bold Pilot Updated [Total fatalities]

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