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Spitfire PRXI PA956 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire PRXI PA956

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  15 Jan 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  PA956
Unit  152 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Kan Country  Burma
Aircrew details Flt Lt W Pitchford(127912)
Details Flt Lt Pitchford a recently arrived pilot on the squadron crashed on landing at Kan. It is not certain what caused the accident but it is possible a wheel came off on touch down. the wheel was ofund int hemiddle of a strip. the plane iteself hit a bank on the right side of the strip and completed three somersaults. The pilot was quickly removed form the wreckage by an army officer and sent to the CCS. Flt Lt Pitchforce having a severe concussio could not remember anything prior to the crash. 1630-1730 Hours. Ac took off from Kalemyo, landed at Kan. Wings broke off, fusealge ended up on edge of runway.
Source ORB

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