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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 91590
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Date:15-FEB-1943
Time:11:30
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: X4067
C/n / msn: 983
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea, about 1 mile S of RAF St Athan, Glamorgan, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Narrative:
This Spitfire was assigned to 53 OTU (Operational Training Unit) RAF Llandow. The aircraft had a tragic history first colliding with P8396, on 16 January 1943, over Cross Farm, St Hilary, Cowbridge, Glamorgan although on that occasion X4067 was able to land safely back at Llandow.

X4067 was repaired but crashed a month later after a mid-air collision with Spitfire Mk II P7822 during a practice formation flight. Crashed into the sea about one mile off St Athan on 15th February 1943, and its pilot's body was never found. Cause of collision attributed to the pilot of X4067 being dazzled by the low angle of sunlight.

Pilot Flying Officer Roy Archibald Hugh Nelson RAFVR, Service Number 120572, aged 21 - killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

1. Halley, J J, 1996, Air Briotain, Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000 to R9999, p70.
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p014.html
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1077592/nelson,-roy-archibald-hugh/
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6927&p=39689#39689


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jan-2014 09:16 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jun-2015 09:34 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-May-2019 22:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2019 11:43 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
11-Aug-2019 07:27 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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