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    Default Spitfire N3170 (c/n 412) of 131 Sqdn, landing accident 9/9/41.

    The above Spitfire crashed on landing when the undercarriage collapsed. Cat. B damage.

    Can anyone help me, please, with the location of this accident and the fate of N3170 ?

    131 Squadron was re-formed at RAF Ouston on 30/6/41 and moved to RAF Atcham sometime in September, so it was most likely to have been at one of those airfields.

    The Spitfire production list gives no information on what happened to the plane after this event. I think Cat. B should have been repairable, but N3170 was almost 2 years old by this time and had two previous mishaps, including battle damage followed by a forced landing in the B of B, so maybe it was deemed not worth the cost.

    Thanks in advance.

    angels one five

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    According to Air Britain Aeromilitaria 126 it happened at Ternhill in the hands of P/O P. Chubb.

    N3170 went to General Aircraft on the 16th and was recat E in December.

    John Engelsted

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    Hi, it was at Tern Hill. P/O Chubb was the pilot - killed on 28th September at Atcham.

    I'll dig out details later!

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    John, Tom,

    Thanks for your help.

    Cheers,

    angels one five

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    Hi again angels one five,

    131 moved from Catterick to Tern Hill on 4/5/6th September 1941 and were based there until 27th September, when they moved to Atcham. On 9th September the ORB states that,
    Spitfire N3170 - P/O Chubb - Weather Test - Up 14.20, down 1550.
    The accident card adds that P/O Peter Chubb (65521) made a heavy landing after he dropped the aircraft in from 15 feet while touching down on the airfield.

    Hope that helps,

    Tom

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    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for the additional information.

    angels one five

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