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Last updated: 25 January 2021
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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: X4720
C/n / msn: 1282
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Porthcawl Golf Course, Rest Bay, Porthcawl, Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Spitfire Mk,1 X4720: First Flown 9-11-40. Delivered to the RAF at 39 MU 14-11-40. First issued to 66 Squadron 15-4-41. transferred to 501 Squadron (as "SD-L") 24-4-41. To 53 OTU 24-5-41

Written off (damaged beyond repair): The aircraft crashed when the engine failed, and the aircraft made a wheels up landing and overturned on touchdown at Porthcawl Golf Course, Rest Bay, Pothcawl, Glamorgan on 25-7-1941


1. Halley, J, 1984, Air Britain, Royal Air force Aircraft X1000-X9999, Z1000-Z9999

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Revision history:

24-May-2019 01:27 Dr. John Smith Added
25-May-2019 10:59 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
18-Jun-2019 07:37 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type]

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