CRASH OF A SPITFIRE
AT PEARCE AIRFIELD, WA
ON 14 JULY 1945

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RAAF Spitfire A58-162, of  85 Squadron RAAF, piloted by W/O Gray, suffered an engine failure during take-off from Pearce airfield in Western Australia on 14 July 1945. The Spitfire tipped over on its nose. The aircraft was not badly damaged and the pilot was uninjured.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"The Flying Inventor"
By Alan Mitchell

 

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