Pilot OK After Spitfire Crashes At Biggin Hill After Losing Power On Takeoff

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Reports from the UK are saying a Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc has crashed shortly after losing power on takeoff from Biggin Hill. The aircraft (MK912) was piloted by former RAF test pilot Dan Griffiths for a routine test flight preparing for the upcoming Battle of Britain commemoration display. The Spitfire experienced a loss of… Read more

Avro Lancaster Suffers In-Flight Engine Fire In UK; All Safe After Emergency Landing

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All crew members are safe after an Avro Lancaster bomber made an emergency landing at its home base of RAF Coningsby Thursday afternoon. The Lancaster, which belongs to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, was flying over Lincolnshire, UK when a fire broke out in the engine compartment and forced the emergency landing. Squadron Leader… Read more

British Aerobatic Pilot Killed In Crash During Practice

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A British aerobatic pilot was killed today in a crash at Old Buckenham Airfield near Attleborough in the UK. David Jenkins, a member of the Wildcat Aerobatics team, was reportedly flying his Edge 360 while practicing aerobatics for an airshow when the crash occurred. No possible causes have been mentioned, but Jenkins was an experienced… Read more