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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224426
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IIF
Owner/operator:125 (Newfoundland) Squadron Royal Air Force (125 (Newfoundland) Sqn RAF)
Registration: T3149
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Morris Farm, Sketty, Swansea, West Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Fairwood Common, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 31 May 1942 a Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IIF, T3149 (VA-R) of 125 Squadron, RAF, was on a training flight when its port engine failed. To make matters worse, the starboard engine then caught fire and the pilot, Pilot Officer Turnbull was forced to put the aircraft down near the lane leading up to Morris Farm, Sketty. P/O Turnbull escaped unhurt and his navigator, Sgt Fowler, was only slightly injured.

Morris Farm no longer exists and the crash site is covered by modern houses. Beaufighter T3149 came to rest near the junction of what is now Warwick Road and the B4436 Saunders Way, Derwen Fawr, Sketty, Swansea, West Glamorgan (at approximate co ordinates 51.60.68701N, 03.99090561W)

Sources:

1. Fallen Flyers: Tragedy in the Skies Over Wartime Gower (Wartime Record) Bryngold Books Ltd; First edition (1 May 2005) by Steven H. Jones
2. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
3. http://www.clynevalleycommunityproject.co.uk/world-war-ii/4559743795
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._125_Squadron_RAF#Second_World_War
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sketty


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Apr-2019 22:08 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Apr-2019 09:32 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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