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    Hi,

    Help, please, with further information regarding the flying accident that wrote-off Spit. N3230.

    The Spitfire production record gives no location or fate of the pilot. I cannot find a matching death, so I presume the pilot survived.
    53 OTU lost another Spitfire that day; P9383, pilot Sgt F.G.T. McGahey, k.i.f.a.

    I wonder if there was a collision ?

    Thanks in advance,

    a15.

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    Hi
    as for P9383 some details are here - nothing about collision mentioned:
    http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/p9383.html

    for more details see older thread of this forum:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?3190-Unaccounted-airmen-9-7-1941

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Hi Pavel,

    Thanks for the links.
    So it seems there is no evidence of a collision between the two Spitfires.
    Still, with two aircraft lost and one pilot dead it was a sad day for 53 OTU.

    a15.
    Last edited by angelsonefive; 6th December 2012 at 06:56. Reason: spelling

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