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 Spitfire MT856


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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  12 Apr 46 Aircraft Name  Spitfire XIV Serial Number  MT856
Unit  20 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Agra Country  India
Aircrew details WO Gurdon
Details Took off from Bamrauli, Port Tyre burst. Continued flight to destination - landed wheels down as center tank could not be ditched. Ac went straght for some time and then swung to port, undercarraige collapsed and ac skidded along on its nose.
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