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Spitfire VIII JF829 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire VIII JF829

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  24 Apr 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JF829
Unit  81 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ratmalana Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details F Sgt James Myles WHYTE(1565823)
Details Abandoned take-off overshot and tipped up Ratmalana . The day started badly with F Sgt J M WHyte taking off with hhis pitot head cover still in place. He overshot at end of the runway and tipped the aircraft on to its nose. Slight airframe damage, Cat Ac. Summary - There was one unfortunate accident with F Sgt Whyte attmempted to take off with his pitot head cover on and after realising this, and throttling back, he overshot the end of the runway and tipped the airctraft on its nose.
Source ORB

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