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Spitfire LFVIII LV669 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire LFVIII LV669

LFVIII 5198 CHA M66 .....[TRUNCATED] More information in: Spitfire Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  09 Oct 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  LV669
Unit  607 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Baigachi Country  India
Aircrew details WO E J Paterson
Details WO Paterson was carryingout a practice shoot up of AA gun positions situationed along the banks of Hooglhy river when a crane collided with his aircraft. The extent of damage done is difficult to estimate but shortly after the incident, the oil temp went off the clock and to keep the spit flying level, full forward trim had to be applied and pressure on the stick. Paterson ahd to bale out, making a safe landing afterwards. 0730-0815
Source ORB

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