Spitfire EP280 crash at RAF Ballyhalbert, Co. Down

5th September 2018

On 5th September 1943, the airfield at RAF Ballyhalbert, Co. Down was the site of the crash of Spitfire EP280. The Polish pilot escaped alive but injured.

On 5th September 1943, Supermarine Spitfire EP280 PK-Y crash landed at RAF Ballyhalbert, Co. Down. The Mark V fighter plane was on a training flight in the hands of a Polish fighter pilot.

The plane experienced engine trouble on a training flight. The RAF had the plane written off after the accident. Polish Air Force pilot Sergeant R Sadowski of RAF 315 (City of Deblin) Squadron escaped with some injuries.

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