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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150785
Last updated: 1 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:57 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (57 OTU RAF)
Registration: X4843
C/n / msn: 1340
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yr Arran, Snowdonia, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire
Destination airport:RAF Hawarden
The Spitfire took off from Hawarden at 1600 to carry out an authorised cloud flying exercise between Chester and Wrexham.
The pilot reported in by R/T at 1610, but no further calls were received. Calls from Base from 1636 onward went unanswered.

The aircraft was found on Yr Arran mountain, about 50 miles from its route. The plane was completely wrecked and the pilot's body was found 30 yards away.
No reason for the deviation from course could be established.
Sgt Norman Ware MOWAT (pilot) RAAF - killed.

RAF Casualties-1941
Spitfire production list.

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Revision history:

21-Nov-2012 03:43 angels one five Added
16-Apr-2013 22:28 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
27-Jun-2015 08:18 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]

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