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Last updated: 17 June 2020
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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: X4255
C/n / msn: 1054
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile west of Llantwit Major, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
First Flight 21-8-40; to RAF at 6 MU Brize Norton 21-8-40. To 266 Squadron 24-8-40. To 66 Squadron as 'LZ-P'; shot down by Bf109 over Hawkinge, near Folkestone, Kent. Pilot - Pilot Officer Allan injured 11-10-40. Damaged assessed as C.2. To AST (Airwork Service Training) for repairs. After repairs, issued to 53 OTU 25-6-41.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when engine failed on overshoot, and force-landed one mile west of Llantwit Major, Glamorgan 15-6-42.


1. Halley, J, 1984, Royal Air force Aircraft X1000-X9999, Z1000-Z9999, p 13.

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Revision history:

20-May-2019 23:38 Dr. John Smith Added
25-May-2019 11:36 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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