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Pilot dies in World War II-era Spitfire fighter crash in England

Pilot dies in World War II-era Spitfire fighter crash in England

LONDON—A World War II-era Spitfire fighter plane crashed near a British air force base in eastern England on Saturday, killing the pilot, the U.K. defense ministry said. The ministry confirmed the death of a Royal Air Force pilot “in a tragic accident” near RAF Coningsby, an air base. There was no immediate word on the cause of...

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UK Air Force Grounds World War II Spitfire Planes After Pilot Dies In Crash

UK Air Force Grounds World War II Spitfire Planes After Pilot Dies In Crash

A few dozen airworthy Spitfires remain, including six based at RAF Coningsby. London: Britain’s Royal Air Force has grounded a fleet of World War II Spitfire planes following the death of a pilot in a weekend crash, officials said Monday. The announcement raises questions about the legendary single-seat fighter aircraft’s participation in events to mark...