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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90939
Last updated: 16 June 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: N3230
C/n / msn: 455
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Llan Lane, Llandow, Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Narrative:
This Spitfire collided with another Spitfire P9383 (also of 53 OTU) in the vicinity of RAF Llandow, Glamorgan, on 9th July 1941. N3230 came down in a field opposite Llan Lane. The aircraft was completely destroyed by fire. The pilot - Sergeant W Saunders - managed to bail out and escape uninjured. The second aircraft (P9383) crashed into a field at Tydraw Farm, Colwinston, killing the pilot Sgt F.G.T. McGahey, (k.i.f.a.)

Aircraft declared Category E. and SOC 15/7/41.

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


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Dec-2012 15:12 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jun-2015 09:39 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
01-May-2019 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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