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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225038
Last updated: 9 July 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1941
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Queen Bee
Owner/operator:PAU Royal Air Force (PAU RAF)
Registration: P5743
C/n / msn: 5413
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West Farm, St. Hilary, 3 miles north of St Athan, Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF St. Athan, Glamorgan, South Wales
Destination airport:RAF Manorbier, Pembrokeshire
Narrative:
This Queen Bee (a pilotless version of the DeHavilland DH.82 Tiger Moth) was assigned to PAU (Pilotless Aircraft Unit, RAF) on 3 December 1940. This aircraft, although of the radio controlled variant, was being piloted at the time of the accident (there was a ferry pilot on board) when it dived into the ground into a field at West Farm, St. Hilary, 3 miles north of St Athan on 2nd January 1941. Aircraft believed to be on delivery to RAF Manorbier in Pembrokeshire. SOC 11 January 1941

Sources:

1. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p054.html
3. https://www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk/aircraft/de-havilland-dh82b-queen-bee/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-May-2019 16:47 Dr. John Smith Added
12-May-2019 16:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
09-Jul-2019 16:28 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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