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Last updated: 6 September 2021
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Date:02-JAN-1946
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XI
Owner/operator:16 Squadron Royal Air Force (16 Sqn RAF)
Registration: PM125
MSN: ALD.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Petersfield, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Celle, West Germany (ETHC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire PR Mk.XI PM125, 16 Squadron, RAF: Built by Vickers-Armstrongs Aldermaston, and delivered to the RAF at Benson 27-11-44. To 16 Squadron 20-9-45 at RAF Celle, West Germany (as part of the BAFO - British Armed Forces of Occupation).

Written off (destroyed) 2-1-1946 after engine failed (because of airlocks in the fuel system) when crashed at Petersfield, Hampshire. Aircraft made a wheels-up belly landing (forced landing) in a field. Destroyed by fire on ground; re-cat E(FA) and Struck off charge 31-1-46. Pilot - Group Captain J B Johnson.

NOTE: Some sources state that the pilot was killed, but the CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) have no record of any deaths of a pilot with this name on 2/1/1946


Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.21
3. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
4. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/PM125
5. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p088.html
7. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._16_Squadron_RAF#Post_war


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Sep-2013 02:56 JINX Added
27-Mar-2015 18:55 Jixn Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
07-Oct-2018 23:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 05:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Sep-2020 21:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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