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Old 25th May 2024, 17:44   #1
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Default Spitfire crash near RAF Coningsby.

Crashed in a field near the base at 1-20 this afternoon.Sky news just reported that a statement from the RAF said the pilot has sadly died.
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Old 25th May 2024, 19:03   #2
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Terrible tragedy. RIP to the pilot.
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Old 26th May 2024, 08:55   #3
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The aircraft appears to be belly down with the engine where it should be, must have arrived on a very flat approach.

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The nearby bungalow looks to have had a close call,seems to have finished up at the edgeof the garden.Must have been a serious malfunction being so close the base.
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Old 27th May 2024, 18:03   #5
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BBMF have grounded all their aircraft until the investigation is competed. They were supposed to take part in the D Day Commemorations at Portsmouth on the 5th June, looking very doubtful.
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A terrible loss, my thoughts are with the pilot's nearest and dearest.

I found this video regarding MK356 very interesting



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A terrible loss, my thoughts are with the pilot's nearest and dearest.
I found this video regarding MK356 very interesting
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Thanks for posting Jim.It had a long and distinguished life.Ironic that a peace time flight should see it's demise and that of the pilot.And indeed, condolences to the pilots family,fellow RAF personnel and friends.I read that he was a serving Typhoon pilot based at Coningsby and was due to take over the running of the Memorial Flight next year.
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