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Spitfire down in Kent

Old 7th Sep 2015, 11:29
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Spitfire down in Kent

A couple of hours ago.
According to witnesses the engine started spluttering, pilot executed a forced landing in a field. Near Woodchurch.
Pilot ok.

Pictures on Kent On Line.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 11:35
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Sad but that rather justifies the insurance brokers with the premium for overflight of London.

Is that a two-seater, I can't quite make if out?
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 11:39
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It looks like the 2 seater NL-R?
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 11:40
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Good to hear there are no injuries, it is the two seat German one D-FMKN.

Up for sale http://www.platinumfighters.com/#!spitfire-mj772/cuwc
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 11:45
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Looks like a textbook forced landing, glad pilot OK. Looks like a Tr 9 from the photo. Any idea which one?
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 11:49
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It had an undercarriage malfunction 3 years ago too.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 11:56
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@ Wander00 just follow the link in my post and it has the full history of the aircraft.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 12:40
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Very glad to hear that there were no injuries ...



Image Credit : @Liztrispirit

Sadly I doubt she will be a Goodwood next week ...

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Old 7th Sep 2015, 12:54
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Hmm, a certain irony there methinks - German" Spitfire in BoB Commemoration! Maybe there ought to be an Me 109out in front, and the Spit and Hurri pilots going"Dagga, daga" on the R/T......hat, coat...........
PS - ATC - many thanks
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Thanks PN ... Amendment made

A bit of additional historic info ...

RAF Woodchurch

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Woodchurch

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Old 7th Sep 2015, 13:50
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Port wing torn off.

https://twitter.com/MrGeorgeFuller/s...335680/photo/1


Pilot rumoured to have been Rob Davies who had to bail out of the P-51 at Duxford a couple of years back....poor Rob must have been thinking oh no, not again
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 13:56
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Port wing torn off.
That's what speed tape was made for

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Old 7th Sep 2015, 14:09
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Port wing torn off
I don't think it was torn but removed for transport by road, this picture in a German newspaper shows it intact.

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Old 7th Sep 2015, 14:15
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Above the Clouds - Is that a picture from its earlier wheels up landing in Germany perhaps? That look like grass, the Kentish field shown in the pictures elsewhere looked to be stubble.


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Old 7th Sep 2015, 14:22
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That's the earlier incident.
Today was indeed in a field recently combined.
And the port wing was removed at the root.
Expensive and lengthy repair...
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Is that a picture from its earlier wheels up landing in Germany perhaps? That look like grass, the Kentish field shown in the pictures elsewhere looked to be stubble.
biscuit74 I think you are correct, its had rather a run of bad luck in recent years.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 14:42
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A not entirely unknown problem for German owned aluminium.
There's still quite a bit of it in the ground here in Kent.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 15:27
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I must admit I didn't think Kent had such lovely hills.

Glad the pilot is ok. The plane can be fixed, shame though it is to see it like that.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 15:33
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That will buff out, no problem.

Glad all OK and it's not a write off.
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Zee Jermanz don't know how to properly fix British hardware.
Or maybe they just sabotaged an enemy plane...
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