Spitfire MJ772 badly damaged in crash-landing

SUpermarine Spitfire MJ772 at Osjkosh in 2010, still in single-seater configuration. (Photo Dave Miller (CC BY 2.0))

SUpermarine Spitfire MJ772 at Osjkosh in 2010, still in single-seater configuration. (Photo Dave Miller (CC BY 2.0))

Supermarine Spitfire TR.IX MJ772 was badly damaged in an accident this morning near Woodchurch in Kent, United-Kingdom. Pilot Rob Davies walked away with no injuries.

The aircraft appears to have suffered engine failure shortly after take-off, leaving Davies with no other options than putting it down with its gear up in a field. The left wing was torn off during the crash-landing.

Spitfire MJ772 served with No 341 (Free French) Squadron “Alsace” during the war and was converted to a two-seater TR.IX in 1950-51 before being sold to the Irish Air Corps. It was converted to a single-seater in 1992, and then back to its two-seater configuration more recently by Meier Motors.

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