British air drive grounds Spitfires after RAF pilot dies in crash | EUROtoday

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Britain’s Royal Air Force will floor a fleet of World War II-era plane following a lethal crash of one among its Spitfire fighters, the warplane well-known for resisting the German Luftwaffe within the 1940 Battle of Britain.

A Spitfire flown by squadron chief Mark Long crashed within the English city of Coningsby on Saturday afternoon, based on British officers. The airplane was making ready for a flyover when it went down. Although emergency rescuers responded rapidly, Long’s accidents have been deemed not survivable and he was declared deceased on the crash website.