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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225158
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:17-JAN-1941
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82B Queen Bee
Owner/operator:1 AACU Royal Air Force (1 AACU RAF)
Registration: P4781
C/n / msn: 5365
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Madeira bungalow, Parkmill, Perunain, near Swansea, Gower -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Aberporth, Ceredigion
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DeHavilland DH.82B Queen Bee P4781 (Gipsy Major #82355). Allocated to 8 MU 19.4.39 (Taken On Charge 11.5.39). Released to PAU (Pilotless Aircraft Unit) 8.11.40. To 1 AACU (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit) 9.1.41. Sustained extensive damage 22.1.41 when radio contact was lost before crashing at Madeira bungalow, Parkmill, Perunain, near Swansea, Gower. At the time, the aircraft was being operated as an un-piloted remote controlled target (UAV).

To DeHavilland 28.1.41 for repairs but declared unrepairable and Struck Off Charge 20.2.41.

Sources:

1. Halley, J J, 1996, Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000 to R9999, p.39
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p053.html
3. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-May-2019 18:28 Dr. John Smith Added
26-May-2019 09:00 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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