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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225200
Last updated: 17 June 2020
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Date:08-JUL-1942
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: R6777
C/n / msn: 803
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gadlys Mounts (or mountain?), Blackmill, Near Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wal -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Narrative:
Spitfire R6777 was assigned to the 53 OTU RAF Llandow from 3rd January 1942. The aircraft was destroyed when it exploded in mid-air and crashed at Gadlys Mounts (mounts could be mistaken with mountain?), Blackmill, Glamorgan on 8th July 1942. The pilot was killed.

Sources:

1. Doylerush, E, 2008, Rocks in the Clouds: High Ground Aircraft Crashes in South Wales, p.109.
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p010.html
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/21/W1278: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6577492


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2019 21:45 Dr. John Smith Added
25-May-2019 11:38 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
22-Nov-2019 17:22 Chrisj Updated [Location]
22-Nov-2019 17:43 Chrisj Updated [Location, Damage, Narrative]

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