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Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:07-NOV-1943
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIc (ASR)
Owner/operator:276 Squadron Royal Air Force (276 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P8667
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Windmill Farm, Fairwood Common -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Fairwood Common, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales
Destination airport:RAF Harrowbeer, Yelverton, Devon
Narrative:
Delivered to the RAF at 9MU Cosford 31-5-41. Issued to 19 Squadron 26-6-41. To 313 Squadron 1-10-41. To 417 Squadron 25-11-41. To 61 OTU 17-3-42. To GAL (General Aircraft Ltd) Hanworth for overhaul. Returned to RAF at 33MU Lyneham, 22-11-42. Converted to Spitfire ASR.IIc the aircraft being used for spotting downed aircrew at sea and for dropping dinghies to the downed airmen. Issued to 276 Squadron, RAF Harrowbeer, Devon 29-12-42 (as AQ-T)

Written off when engine failed takeoff crashing into boggy ground close to the entrance of Windmill Farm, just off the NW-SE runway at RAF Fairwood Common, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales 7-11-43

Struck Off Charge 1-12-43; Total Flying Hours 334.25

NOTE: Some sources (see links #7 & #8) state that Spitfire P8667 had crashed at "Fairwood Common, near Blyton, Lincolnshire" and NOT RAF Fairwood Common, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales

Sources:

1. Fallen Flyers: Tragedy in the Skies Over Wartime Gower (Wartime Record) Bryngold Books Ltd; First edition (1 May 2005) by Steven H. Jones
2. Dunnell, Ben (April 2018). "'The Sea Shall Not Have Them'". Aeroplane. Vol. 46 no. 4. pp. 6061. ISSN 0143-7240.
3. Rawlings, John D. R. (1982). Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.
4. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
5. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/P8667
6. https://fcafa.com/2012/09/19/spitfire-aircraft-of-310-sqn-312-sqn-and-313-sqn/
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p008.html
8. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1943-incident-logs
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._276_Squadron_RAF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Apr-2019 23:13 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Apr-2019 23:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport]
29-Apr-2019 08:29 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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