Incident Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk IXe 41-438,
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Date:Wednesday 5 January 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk IXe
Owner/operator:Flyvevåbnet (Royal Danish Air Force)
Registration: 41-438
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mammen, near Bjerringbro, Viborg Municipality, -   Denmark
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Karup AB, Mid-Jutland, Demark (KRP/EKKA)
Destination airport:Karup AB, Mid-Jutland, Demark (KRP/EKKA)
TB584: Spitfire HF. IX, built at CBAF (Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory) with Merlin M70 engine. To 33MU RAF Lyneham 10-2-45. To 183 Squadron 24-6-45 at Wunsdorf, near Hanover, BZG, West Germany as "HF-P". To 122 Squadron, RAF Dalcross, Inverness, Scotland 16-8-45 as "MT-W". 122 squadron disbanded at RAF Dalcross on 1-4-46 when it was renumbered No. 41 Squadron.

Presumed stored until Struck off RAF charge when sold to Flyvevåbnet (RDAF - Royal Danish Air Force) as '41-438' on 4-11-48

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5-1-49 when crashed at Mammen, near Bjerringbro, Viborg Municipality, 5-1-49. According to a rough translation from Danish into English of published sources (see link #2 for the original Danish text):

"5 January 1949: Spitfire H.F. Mk IXe (TB584) ran out of fuel and had to make an emergency landing. Due to a sharp angle on landing, the wing hit the ground and the aircraft turned around and was torn into three parts. The pilot was badly injured"

Mammen is a village in Viborg Municipality, Denmark 7 km north of Bjerringbro.

NOTE: Several published sources confuse this aircraft with Spitfire RDAF 41-427, which was ex-RAF TB845. That Spitfire was struck off RDAF charge on 17-10-51. Also, it is possible the that allocated RDAF serial 41-438 was never applied to the airframe



Revision history:

16-Jan-2016 19:17 TB Added
30-Jul-2019 10:33 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
13-Aug-2023 21:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Narrative]]
20-Aug-2023 09:11 Nepa Updated [[[Narrative]]]

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