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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 94900
Last updated: 7 September 2020
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Date:07-DEC-1947
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF. Mk XVI
Owner/operator:614 (County of Glamorgan) Sqn RAuxAF
Registration: RW355
C/n / msn: CBAF.IX.4626
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Long Sutton, 4 miles South of Somerton, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, South Glamorgan
Destination airport:
Narrative:
RW355: Spitfire LF.XVIe (c/no.CBAF.IX.4626). Delivered to the RAF at 6 MU Brize Norton 14-8-45. Issued to 614 (County of Glamorgan) Sqn RAuxAF, 6-2-47

Written off 07/12/1947: The aircraft was leading a battle formation, and during a cross over manoeuvre, it was struck by the No.3 aircraft, Spitfire LF.XVI TE314. Damage was sustained to the port wing and aileron but the pilot (Pilot Officer David Edward Morgan) stayed in the aircraft in an attempt to recover it to base.

However, he eventually decided to bale out, but abandoned the aircraft at too low an altitude, and was killed when his parachute did not deploy before he hit the ground. Spitfire RW355 crashed at Long Sutton, four miles south of Somerton, Somerset.

Crew of Spitfire RW355:
Pilot Officer David Edward Morgan, RAF Service Number 187267. Killed on active service 7/12/47. Buried at Tyncoed Congregational Chapel Yard, Tyncoed, Brecknockshire, Wales

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.70. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. http://ciapoldiescorner.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/614-sqn-aircraft.html
3. http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p098.htm
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2965305/morgan,-david-edward/
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Sutton,_Somerset


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jan-2012 14:59 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Apr-2013 21:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2013 16:37 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Nov-2019 02:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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