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Spitfire MT888 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire MT888

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  03 Jun 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MT888
Unit  607 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Mingaladon Country  Burma
Aircrew details WO John Ernest Farrell(413364)
Details Aircraft tyre burst on TO run , aircraft went off runway and crashed burst into flames. [ORB}. WO J E Farrell , taking off on one of the latter sorties to Pegu, had the misfortune to hvave the port tyre burst , the ac swing and hit the ditch on the side of the runway causing it to somersault. Both wings coming off and the back breaking. Farrell had a miraculous escape from the burning pane and only suffered from slight burns on the chest and a damaged shoulder blade.
Source ORB

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