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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1724
Last updated: 15 May 2020
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Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk II
Owner/operator:286 Squadron Royal Air Force (286 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AA632
C/n / msn: 899
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Talywendda Farm, Llansamist, 3 miles SE of Swansea, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Fairwood Common, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales
Destination airport:RAF Fairwood Common, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales
Defiant AA632 was a turretless variant used target towing units. On 18th November 1942 it was carrying out dummy attacks on an anti-aircraft gun emplacement below Talywendda Farm, Llansamist, 3 miles South East of Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, at approximate co ordinates 51.663 0093 N, 3.9327044 W, when it crashed into the adjoining hillside. The pilot and passenger were both injured.

Flight Sgt. R. Muirhead (pilot) RCAF injured.
Sgt Wilde (Air Gunner) Army injured.

The crash site has since been built over, and is now The Swansea Enterprise Park (at the junctions of the A48 and A4067 roads)


1. Fallen Flyers: Tragedy in the Skies Over Wartime Gower (Wartime Record) Bryngold Books Ltd; First edition (1 May 2005) by Steven H. Jones

Revision history:

08-Feb-2008 13:31 JINX Added
19-Mar-2008 16:51 JINX Updated
22-Apr-2015 20:35 King T. Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2019 23:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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