Accident Supermarine Spitfire F Mk XIV SG-20,
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Date:Friday 16 January 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire F Mk XIV
Owner/operator:350 Sqn Belgisch Militaire Vliegwezen
Registration: SG-20
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Attenrode-Wever, Glabbeek, Flemish Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Beauvechain Air Base, Beauvechain, Wallonia, Belgium (EBBE)
Destination airport:Beauvechain Air Base, Beauvechain, Wallonia, Belgium (EBBE)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
NH712: Spitfire F. XIV, built by Vickers Armstrongs (Supermarine) at Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire with Griffon G65 engine. To De Havilland for 'Gem' mods 6-4-44. To 39MU RAF Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire 1-5-44. To 2nd Tactical Air Force Rear HQ Flt 18-1-45. To 41 Squadron 8-2-45 at Celle, Germany, coded 'EB-C'. Cat. C repairable accident, repaired on site by Vickers Armstrongs (Contractors Working Party). After the cessation of hostilities, on 8-5-45, 41 Squadron was based a short time at Kastrup (Copenhagen) in Denmark, but then returned to Germany, where it became a part of the Allied occupying forces, 'BAFO' (British Armed Force of Occupation). On 31-3-46, still based on the continent, 41 Squadron was disbanded by re-numbering to 26 Squadron.

Presumed stored from 1-4-46 until struck off RAF charge upon transfer to BAF (Belgian Air Force/Belgisch Militaire Vliegwezen) as SG-20 on 22-9-47. To 350 Squadron, Belgisch Militaire Vliegwezen as 'MN-O'. Ground collision with Spitfire F.XIV SG-23, during line up for formation take-off at Beauvechain Air Force Base, Beauvechain, Wallonia, Belgium on 24-11-47. Spitfire SG-23 was damaged beyond repair, Spitfire SG-20 was repaired and returned to service.

Written off 16-1-48 when crashed (belly landed) at Attenrode-Wever, Glabbeek, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, after engine failure. Pilot: Tony de Maere d'Aerttijcke killed. The BAF serial SG-20 was allocated but never actually worn on the airframe

The name 'Belgische Luchtmacht' is officially introduced on January 15, 1949. Before then it was called 'Belgisch Militaire Vliegwezen'.

Glabbeek is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Attenrode, Bunsbeek, Glabbeek proper, Kapellen, Wever and Zuurbemde.


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Revision history:

01-May-2022 10:44 abruyn Added
01-May-2022 10:45 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
01-May-2022 13:50 Anon. Updated [Date]
08-Nov-2022 12:45 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
10-May-2023 04:58 Peter Ziegler Updated [[Location]]
04-Jun-2023 06:39 Peter Ziegler Updated [[[Location]]]
27-Aug-2023 21:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [[[[Location]]]]
28-Aug-2023 08:27 Nepa Updated [[[[[Location]]]]]

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