Accident Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX PM636, Tuesday 7 January 1947
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Date:Tuesday 7 January 1947
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX
Owner/operator:61 OTU RAF
Registration: PM636
MSN: 6S.683533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Keevil, 4 miles east of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire PR.XIX. PM636, MSN 6S-683533. Built by Vickers Armstrong (Supermarine) at Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire with Griffon G66 engine. Delivered to the RAF at 29 MU High Ercall, Shropshire, 3-10-45. Issued to 61 OTU RAF Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire 28-6-46.

Written off in a FACE: (Flying Accident Cat. E) when tyre burst on take-off, aircraft swung off runway at RAF Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire 7-1-47. Deemed "beyond economic repair" and Struck Off Charge 20-6-47. No reports of fatality or injury to the pilot.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.57. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.261
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
4. A Spitfire Girl: One of the World's Greatest Female ATA Ferry Pilots (Page 205) By Mary Ellis, Melody Foreman
5. "RAF Write offs 1947": Air Britain Aeromilitaria No.2 1978: https://air-britain.com/pdfs/aeromilitaria/Aeromilitaria_1978.pdf
6. 61 OTU RAF ORB for the period 16-1-941 to 30-6-1947: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR29/685/1: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7161034
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p089.html
8. https://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/PM636
9. https://www.avialogs.com/spitfire-and-seafire-registry/item/91918-pm636
10. https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=pm636
11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Keevil#Postwar_military_use

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Sep-2013 09:31 JINX Added
27-Mar-2015 18:36 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
18-Nov-2019 22:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 11:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
19-Jul-2021 11:58 Anon. Updated [Time, Location, Narrative, Operator]
22-May-2023 19:27 Dr. John Smith Updated
08-Sep-2023 12:30 Dr. John Smith Updated

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