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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224460
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:25-NOV-1941
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
Owner/operator:52 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (52 OTU RAF)
Registration: AR226
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lletty Farm, Felindre, Swansea, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Fairwood Common, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales
Narrative:
Built by Westland Aircraft: Delivered to the RAF at 38 MU Llandow 26-9-41. Issued to 52 OTU 8-11-41 (as GK-E). Written off (damaged beyond repair) when ran out of fuel while lost, hit a hedge and overturned in a forced landing at Lletty Farm, Felindre, Swansea, near RAF Fairwood Common (at approximate co ordinates 51.71,02985 N, 3.96.64395 W)

SOC 25-11-41: the bulk of the aircraft was recovered as scrap to 78 MU at Brynea, near Llanelli. Pilot survived the heavy landing

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. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p021.html
3. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=AR226
5. http://ciapoldiescorner.blogspot.com/2009/11/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Apr-2019 00:23 Dr. John Smith Added
29-Apr-2019 00:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
29-Apr-2019 00:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
25-May-2019 11:07 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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