PICTURED: The Kent Spitfire crashes while landing in Biggin Hill Airport

The Kent Spitfire crashes in Biggin Hill airport. Photo: Kent999s

The Kent Spitfire crashes in Biggin Hill airport. Photo: Kent999s

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The Kent Spitfire crashed in Biggin Hill Airport yesterday.

Kent999s posted a picture of the incident on Twitter, saying: "The "Kent Spitfire", based at Biggin Hill, reportedly crashed while landing yesterday."

No one was injured.

Biggin Hill Airport confirmed the crash, but described it as a "minor" incident.

The Kent Spitfire is often flown at air shows and events across the south coast, serving as a memorial to all those who flew, built, maintained and were protected by the Spitfire during the Second World War.

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2:36pm Sat 24 May 14

Eagles_Man says...

Bit too keen with the handbrake there chaps!

It'll polish out...
Bit too keen with the handbrake there chaps! It'll polish out... Eagles_Man
  • Score: 1

2:41pm Sat 24 May 14

Eagles_Man says...

According to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger's Facebook page: "TA805 was involved in a landing incident today at Biggin Hill, the aircraft drifted off the runway ono the grass which is unfortunately still very soft from the winter's heavy rain. 805 tipped up onto its nose suffering damage to the propeller. The pilot is unhurt, shaken but not stirred. The aircraft is safely back in the hangar and will be airworthy as soon as possible."

So nothing too serious thankfully.
According to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger's Facebook page: "TA805 was involved in a landing incident today at Biggin Hill, the aircraft drifted off the runway ono the grass which is unfortunately still very soft from the winter's heavy rain. 805 tipped up onto its nose suffering damage to the propeller. The pilot is unhurt, shaken but not stirred. The aircraft is safely back in the hangar and will be airworthy as soon as possible." So nothing too serious thankfully. Eagles_Man
  • Score: 5

7:14pm Sat 24 May 14

cookster says...

Good to hear he come away unscathed. Now to fill in that tricky insurance form...
Good to hear he come away unscathed. Now to fill in that tricky insurance form... cookster
  • Score: 1

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