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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90938
Last updated: 22 August 2020
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Date:09-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: P9383
C/n / msn: 566
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tydraw Farm, Colwinston, Glamorganshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Narrative:
This Spitfire collided with Spitfire N3230 (also of 53 OTU, RAF) in the vicinity of RAF Llandow on 9th July 1941. N3230 came down in a field opposite Llan Lane. The aircraft was completely destroyed by fire. The pilot managed to bail out and escape uninjured. The second aircraft (P9383) crashed into a field at Tydraw Farm, Colwinston, Glamorgan. The pilot did not bail out and was killed. Aircraft SOC 14.7.41

Crew: Sergeant Frederick George Thomas McGahey (pilot, Service Number 1032375) RAFVR - killed. Buried Drumbeg (St. Patrick) Church Of Ireland Churchyard, Sec. G.2. Grave 8.

Sources:

1. Fallen Flyers: Tragedy in the Skies Over Wartime Gower (Wartime Record) Bryngold Books Ltd; First edition (1 May 2005) by Steven H. Jones
2. Glamorganshire Police reports for 1939-41. (Glam PRO; DCON/279/7)
3. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?14000-Spitfire-N3230-53-OTU-crashed-and-d-b-f-9-7-41
5. http://ciapoldiescorner.blogspot.com/2009/07/events-for-9th-july.html
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p003.html
7. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/p9383.html
8. https://www.ww2ni.com/countydownpart3.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Dec-2012 15:25 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2012 15:59 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 20:23 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-May-2019 21:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2019 10:41 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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