Spitfire Mk XIX crash-lands in East Midlands

Spitfire PR.XIX PS853 at Duxford in 2003. (Photo Brian Proctor (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0))

The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Spitfire PR.XIX (PS853) was damaged on Monday when its landing gear failed upon landing at East Midlands airport. The aircraft came to a halt on the runway, which was closed for a few hours.

The pilot was unharmed, and the extent of damage suffered by the aircraft is unknown.

Available photos show the aircraft back on its wheels, with its propellers broken off.


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1 comment

    • Steve Smith on April 22, 2022 at 10:01 AM
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    The undercarriage didn’t fail, it was inadvertently retracted by the pilot after landing

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