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Last updated: 8 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: P8380
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Llwyn-y-Ffynon Farm, Glyn-neath, east of Resolven, Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Spitfire P8380 was a presentation aircraft named "Black Velvet". It was issued to 53 OTU, RAF Llandow, Glamorgan on 16/6/42. On 15/8/42 aircraft ‘Black Velvet’ flew into the ground in bad weather at Llwyn-y-ffynon Farm, Glyn-Neath, east of Resolven, Glamorgan. The Pilot, 20 year old Sgt Alan Fisher RAFVR was killed. Spitfire P8380 was written off the books on 21/8/42.

Crew: Sergeant Alan Fisher (Pilot) (Service Number 1128865) - killed. Buried Peel Green Cemetery, Wigan, Lancashire, Sec. G. Grave 17964


1. Doylerush, E, 2008, Rocks in the Clouds: High Ground Aircraft Crashes in South Wales, p.109.
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Revision history:

07-Apr-2015 06:50 angels one five Added
07-Apr-2015 06:57 angels one five Updated [Location]
07-Apr-2015 07:07 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 20:52 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
17-May-2019 21:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2019 21:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-May-2019 21:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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