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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193337
Last updated: 11 March 2021
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Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:233 Squadron Royal Air Force (233 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N7256
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mynydd Maendy, near Nant-y-Moel, Ogmore, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF St Athan, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF St Athan, Glamorgan
Lockheed Hudson N7256 ("ZS-L") 233 Squadron, RAF: Took off from RAF St Athan, Glamorgan. During flight test after installation of ASV (Anti-Surface Vessel) radar, aircraft strayed off course into the cloud covered Mynydd Maendy, near Nant-y-Moel, Glamorgan (at approximate co ordinates 5134′12″ N, 328′12″ W). All five persons on board (RAF crew of three plus two civilian contractors) were killed:

Crew of Hudson N7256:
Sergeant (Pilot) Francis Frederick Bousfield, RAF 565845, age 24, Oldham (Hollinwood) Cemetery, UK
Sergeant (Pilot) Frank Foster Hallam, RAF 564213, age 26, Loxley United Reformed Chapelyard, UK
Leading Aircraftman (W/Op./Air Gunner) Arthur Wilfred Smith, RAF 550814, age 20, Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery
Robert Kyd Beattie (Civilian Contractor, aged 24)
Peter Ingleby (Civilian Contractor, aged 22)


1. 'Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 (1939-1941)'
3. Copy of Air Ministry Form 1180 for Hudson N7256:
11. Doylerush, E, 2008, Rocks in the Clouds: High Ground Aircraft Crashes in South Wales, p.108.
12. Halley, J J, 1977, Royal Air Force Aircraft N1000 to N9999, p.46.
13. Glamorganshire Police reports for 1939-41. (Glam PRO; DCON/279/7).

Revision history:

06-Feb-2017 20:21 ORD Added
13-Aug-2017 18:23 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
06-Nov-2017 10:21 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
27-Apr-2019 21:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Apr-2019 09:30 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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