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Spitfire MD290 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire MD290

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  11 Dec 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MD290
Unit  67 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Double Moorings Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt H S Norris
Details Sank back on take-off and wheels torn off bellylanded Double Moorings . We ahve to report our first accidents in months as F Sgt H S NOrris crashed taking off when he caught his leaders slipstream. It was this pilot's first operational scramble. Part of scramble taking off at 0755. Norris hit a headge taking off and crash landed at base.
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