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    Default Spitfire BS505, 12 November 1944

    This 8(C)OTU Spitfire PR,IV(T) had a Cat A accident on 12 November 1944 but was recat E on 16 Nov, does anyone have more details please?

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    Undercarriage jammed. Landed wheels up at Dyce. Initially Cat. AC.

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    BS505 - Spitfire PR.IV, Merlin 46 No 315542 - 8.(c)OTU (N/106.Grp/C/N), damage cat.AC at Dyce, Aberdeenshire on 12.11.1944 (12:08h), F/Lt R C THOMAS (79144):
    X country High Level Photography, approach, u/c would not lower after Pilot had done everything possible (selector lever would not move than 1/4 of its downward travel), landed wheels up on airfield;

    Ian

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    Thank you both

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