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Spitfire MT823 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire MT823

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  20 May 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MT823
Unit  136 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Cocos Is Country  Cocos
Aircrew details WO Thompson
Details Cocos Is.. Aircraft swung on landing overturned. Flt Lt A J H Kitley led his flight inf ormation fflight followed by F/O D C Robbins. WO Thompson when landing after the second formation ran off the runway onto sothe soft earth and overturned. Difficulty was experienced getting him out of the cockpit . He had slight injuires but the aircraft was a write off . Heavy wind was prevailing at the time of the accident
Source ORB

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