View Full Version : Spitfire Incident at Conningsby

Eggs Petition
26th Sep 2004, 16:12
Hear there may have been an incident at Conningsby this aft with a spitfire. Anyone got any news?

give me an axe
26th Sep 2004, 16:32
no do you have any info......

26th Sep 2004, 16:35
Came off runway at 1430 ish. Possible steering problem. Pilot fine.

26th Sep 2004, 19:19
It was the BBMF Mk IX. I'm told that it suffered a burst tyre on landing, came off the runway and ended up on its nose.

27th Sep 2004, 08:19
Mk IX? I thought they were XIXs?

If it ended up on its nose, does that mean a new prop & engine?

27th Sep 2004, 12:34
They've got a MkIX as well (it came out of the "pickle jar" at St Athan or wherever several years ago), but I have also heard it was the Mk V. They've had an unlucky season...

27th Sep 2004, 16:55
My mistake - it was indeed the Mk V...