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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225398
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:25-JUL-1941
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: X4720
C/n / msn: 1282
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Porthcawl Golf Course, Rest Bay, Porthcawl, Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk,1 X4720: First Flown 9-11-40. Delivered to the RAF at 39 MU 14-11-40. First issued to 66 Squadron 15-4-41. transferred to 501 Squadron (as "SD-L") 24-4-41. To 53 OTU 24-5-41

Written off (damaged beyond repair): The aircraft crashed when the engine failed, and the aircraft made a wheels up landing and overturned on touchdown at Porthcawl Golf Course, Rest Bay, Pothcawl, Glamorgan on 25-7-1941

Sources:

1. Halley, J, 1984, Air Britain, Royal Air force Aircraft X1000-X9999, Z1000-Z9999
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p015.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
24-May-2019 01:27 Dr. John Smith Added
25-May-2019 10:59 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
18-Jun-2019 07:37 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type]

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