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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192546
Last updated: 16 May 2019
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Date:04-JAN-1942
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk II
Owner/operator:9 AGS Royal Air Force (9 AGS RAF)
Registration: K7246
C/n / msn: AWA.1234
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Twynau Gwynion, Dowlais, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF Stormy Down, Port Talbot, South Wales
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 4th January 1942 the Whitley II K7246 of 9 Air Gunnery School RAF bellylanded on a hillside at Gwynian Mountain, Dowlais, after its engine cut on a delivery flight. It was seen roaring over Cefncoed, with thick black smoke streaming from one of the engines. It skimmed the keep of Morlais castle, and managed a belly landing in a field at Twynau Gwynion. None of the crew was injured. The aircraft was to have been ’repaired on site’ but this was cancelled and it was written off.

Sources:

1. Doylerush, E, 2008, Rocks in the Clouds: High Ground Aircraft Crashes in South Wales, p.106.
2. Halley, J.J, 1976, Royal Air force Aircraft K1000-K9999, p. 59
3. http://ciapoldiescorner.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html
4. http://www.tpyf-wales.com/index.php?lang=en&id=100&t=2
5. http://www.tpyf-wales.com/index.php?lang=en&subj=5685&id=100&size=2&t=2
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4511-420104-Unaccounted-airmen-4-1-1942
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth_Whitley
8. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/place/Twynau_Gwynion_in_Powys_419611_323611.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2017 14:01 Laurent Rizzotti Added
05-Jan-2017 05:07 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Nov-2018 09:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
16-May-2019 19:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source]
16-May-2019 19:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]

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