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Spitfire VIII JG673 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire VIII JG673

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  15 Sep 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JG673
Unit  81 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Minneriya Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details
Details Lost power overshot downwind landing Vavunlya . Four ac started on a hieght climb in the morning, one returned early with hydraulic trouble, 1 ac returned after completing the exercise. Formation lead was lost and landed at Puttlam, but the fourth aircraft force landed about half mile form Vwith a duff engine - pilot was okay.
Source ORB

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