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Spitfire LFVIII LV651 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire LFVIII LV651

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  21 Nov 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  LV651
Unit  152 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Seletar Country  Singapore
Aircrew details WO Kinch
Details  Collided with MV131 and crashlanded Seletar . 9 aircraft performed finger and close formation exercises. A striking demonstration of the age of miracles is still with us when F O Meredith and W O Kinch collided at 6000 feet over the island. WO Kinch aircraft was badly damaged but he crahs landed safely at SEMBAWANG airfield. The tail unit of F O Merediths aircraft was damaged but he managed to control it sufficiently to crash land in open country in the north of the island. The reason for accident is obscure, but both pilots escaped without injury
Source ORB

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