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Spitfire MT783 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire MT783

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  04 Apr 46 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MT783
Unit  155 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Medan Country  Indonesia
Aircrew details Flt Lt Baxter
Details or MT738 crashed force-landed nr Medan Sumatra . [ORB} Flt LT Baxter and W O Evans covered the northern recce. When oever base after compelting the recce, Flt LT Baxters engine cut due to an air lock in the system and he was able to make a bellyl landing on the trip finishing up in some tar barrels,. The aircraft was a write off but Flt Lt Baxter escaped without injury.
Source ORB

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