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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173262
Last updated: 15 March 2020
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Type:Hawker Tempest Mk V
Owner/operator:1 APS Royal Air Force (1 APS RAF)
Registration: NV787
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Llancadle Farm, near Aberthaw, South Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Fairwood Common, Swansea
Destination airport:RAF St Athan, South Glamorgan
On 16th February 1946 Wing Commander Anthony Eyre DFC took off from RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea on a routine practice flight in Tempest NV787. Sometime during the flight the aircraft’s Sabre engine started to falter and he decided to make a precautionary landing at RAF St Athan. While approaching the main runway the aircraft’s engine cut out completely and it lost height and struck a large oak tree at Llancadle Farm, near Aberthaw. The pilot was killed instantly. An engine strip down revealed a failure in the sleeve drive mechanism.

Pilot: Wing Commander (90408) Anthony EYRE DFC RAuxAF - killed.

Wing Commander Eyre is buried at St. Cennydd’s, Llangennith, Wales.



Revision history:

25-Jan-2015 00:07 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Feb-2015 06:03 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]
24-Feb-2015 06:04 angels one five Updated [Phase, Narrative]
17-Apr-2015 18:27 Newton Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]
10-May-2019 23:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2019 07:20 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
09-Aug-2019 05:07 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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