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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87253
 
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Date:29-FEB-1940
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:19 Squadron Royal Air Force (19 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9809
MSN: 17
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.5 miles from RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Spitfire dived into the ground only moments after a night take off. The pilot was killed.
Cat. E, SOC 15/3/40.
Pilot:
P/O (40271) Horace Arthur TRENCHARD RAF (from New Zealand)- killed.
R.I.P.
Horace Trenchard is buried at Whittlesford (Saints Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

Sources:

Spitfire production list
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2011 00:12 angels one five Added
25-Dec-2011 10:05 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
12-Jan-2012 00:41 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
13-Jan-2012 02:06 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport]
22-Jan-2012 20:22 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
11-Nov-2012 23:26 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2012 16:49 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
01-Feb-2013 14:56 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
23-Oct-2013 09:50 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2015 18:14 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Feb-2021 05:26 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
20-Sep-2021 05:45 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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