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Date:04-JAN-1946
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:80 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (80 OTU RAF)
Registration: MH909
MSN: CBAF.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Ouston, Northumberland, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Ouston, Northumberland
Destination airport:RAF Ouston, Northumberland
Narrative:
MH909: Spitfire IX, built at Vickers Armstrongs CBAF (Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory) with Merlin 63 engine. Delivered to the RAF at 33 MU Lyneham, Wiltshire 29-9-43. To 165 Squadron at RAF Ibsley, Hampshire coded 'SK-B' 8-10-43. Cat AC damged on operations 4-2-44. Repaired on site. To 229 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, Essex 29-5-44 coded "9R-B". To 310 (Czech) Squadron RAF Manston, Maidstone, Kent 22-3-45 coded "HL", flown by Wing Commander Jaroslav Hlado, CBE, DSO, DFC. To 80 OTU RAF Ouston, Northumberland on or after 7-8-45 when 310 (Czech) Sqaudron moved to Hildesheim, Germany. Coded "3H-C"

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4-1-46 when engine failed on take off at RAF Ouston, Northumberland. Pilot raised undercarriage to facilitate an emergency stop. Airframe damage assessed as Cat.E 4-1-46, and Spitfire MH909 was Struck Off Charge on 28-2-46.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft EA100-EZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1988 p 29)
2. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
3. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.26
4. https://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Losses/Losses-PostWWII.htm
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p034.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._165_Squadron_RAF
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._229_Squadron_RAF#World_War_II
8. https://obchod.valka.cz/product_info.php/p/1138608/title/1-48-Spitfire-ceskoslovenskych-pilotu
9. http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=MH909
10. https://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/squadronprofile.php?SquadronID=130
11. https://sites.google.com/view/raf-ouston-research/flying-units-aircraft
12. https://www.armedconflicts.com/Hlado-Jaroslav-t84752
13. https://www.praha14.cz/zivot-na-praze-14/uvod-o-praze-14/letci-v-nazvech-ulic-cerneho-mostu/generalmajor-i-m-jaroslav-hlado-dso-dfc-obe/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-May-2021 22:30 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2021 09:28 Kvit Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Operator]

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