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Spitfire VIII JG252 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire VIII JG252

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  02 Sep 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JG252
Unit  136 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ratmalana Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details WO R Wright
Details At 0940 WO R G Murley and WO R Wright took off to do practice quarter attacks using cine gun. Towards the end of the practice, WO R Wright called up on his RT to say he was having engine trouble. He apparently made for base to carry out a forced landing but whislt turning into the runway, sideslipped into the ground approximately 50 yards from the commencement of the Runway. WO Wright was seriously injured and removed to the hospital. The ac was a write off. WO R G Murley landed at 1045 hours
Source ORB

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