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Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Date:08-MAR-1942
Time:10:35 LT
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: L1014
C/n / msn: 227
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ysgyryd Fawr (Skirrid) (Holy Mountain), 2.5 miles NNE of Abergavenny -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This Spitfire was assigned to 53 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at RAF Llandow. On 3rd March 1942, the aircraft, being flown by Sgt Thomas Crowe, was seen to dive out of cloud in a spin and then spin in the opposite direction before hitting the ground at Foxes Bark Farm, Ysgyryd Fawr (Skirrid) aka. Holy Mountain, 2.5 miles North North East of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. The pilot was killed.

Crew: Sgt Thomas Alfred Reginald Crowe RAF (pilot, Service Number 527339, aged 24) - killed. Buried Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery, Wallasey, Cheshire.

Sources:

1. Brecon Beacons National Park, 1995, Identification Guide Aircraft Crashes in the National Park, ID 27
2. Doylerush, E, 2008, Rocks in the Cloud: High-Ground Aircraft Crashes in South Wales, p. 108
3. Halley, J J, 1979, Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000 to L9999, p.5.
4. https://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/507053/details/supermarine-spitfire-l1014
5. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2736261/crowe,-thomas-alfred-reginald/
7. https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/51614
8. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?11588-More-53-OTU-PROBLEM-SPITFIRES
9. http://tr4ce.co.uk/aircrash/?page_id=226


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Feb-2008 00:45 JINX Added
04-Jan-2011 15:24 angels one five Updated [Nature, Source]
10-Aug-2011 16:54 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 06:54 Nepa Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-Jan-2012 23:48 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
13-Jan-2012 02:15 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
13-Jan-2012 02:15 Nepa Updated [[Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]]
17-Jan-2012 01:31 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
17-Jan-2012 04:56 Nepa Updated [Operator]
21-Nov-2012 18:33 angels one five Updated [Cn, Narrative]
13-Sep-2013 07:15 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source]
16-Jul-2015 20:46 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2016 09:27 Anon. Updated [Location]
16-May-2019 19:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2019 11:31 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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