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    Default Spitfire crash Castletown, 31 October 1941

    Does anyone have details of a Spitfire crash on take-off from Castlewown for Tain on 31 October 1941, pilot OK, please?

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    P8203 IIa 123 Sqn Castletown. 1700 hrs. Castletown to Tain. Stbd tyre burst on take off run, pilot could not lift a/c, shut off engine, put flaps down, ran off runway tipped on nose. P/O GE Caswell 404709.

    Also same day and unit,

    P8092 IIa 123 Sqn Tain. 1730 hrs. Cat C. Landed out of wind swung off runway, on turning back on u/c collapsed. Sgt AG Warnick R70797.

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    Thanks Ian

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