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Last updated: 24 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:421 (Red Indian) Sqn RCAF
Registration: BM589
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cefn Bryn Common, Broad Pool, near RAF Fairwood Common -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Fairwood Common, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales
Destination airport:RAF Fairwood Common, West Glamorgan, South Wales
Delivered to the RAF at 6 MU 24-4-42; issued to 421 Squadron 10-5-42. Loaned to A&AEE Boscombe Down 18-8-42 for handling and stability trials, with special reference to pull outs from dives and tight turns. Tested with and without 6.5 lb inertial weight. (This after reports from pilot's who did not like the inertia weight). The outcome was that it was suggested that the inertia weight only be fitted into aircraft (Spitfire V's) with the Rotol propellor

Written off (destroyed) when dived into the ground at Cefn Bryn Common, Broad Pool near RAF Fairwood Common, Swansea, West Glamorgan (at approximate co ordinates 5134′48″N 408′25″W) on 23-8-42. Despite diving from 6,000 feet, the aircraft remained largely intact. Pilot, Pilot Officer Donald Iverach, RCAF killed.

Crew: Pilot Officer Donald Munro Iverach (pilot, RCAF J/7768, aged 30) killed Buried Killay (St. Hilary of Poictiers) Churchyard, Grave 182.

Struck Off Charge 3-9-42


1. Fallen Flyers: Tragedy in the Skies Over Wartime Gower (Wartime Record) Bryngold Books Ltd; First edition (1 May 2005) by Steven H. Jones

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Revision history:

29-Apr-2019 01:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Apr-2019 08:29 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
25-Nov-2019 17:00 Anon. Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
24-Feb-2020 16:48 Xindel XL Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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