|Converted dual seat TR9 Spitfire lies in a field near Woodchurch|
This photo is one of my favourites. I took it in September of last year when a vintage Spitfire crashed just a few fields from my family home in Kent. After taking off from our neighbour's airfield, it was on its way to be sold for around £3.5 million when it suffered engine failure and was forced to turn back before crash landing in a field soon after the problems began. When I emailed him about, Rob (the neighbour) had this to say:
"I was at Goodwood, I had flown the Mk.18 Spitfire over from the Hangar 10 Museum at Heringsdorf in Germany, for the Goodwood meeting. I also flew the TR9 Spitfire but on my way up to Biggin Hill, it suffered engine failure and I had to force land it, not too far from your house, as I was unable to make it back to the Airfield. It is repairable and I was unscathed!."
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