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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140366
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:05-FEB-1943
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Mustang Mk I
Owner/operator:41 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (41 OTU RAF)
Registration: AP216
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Irish Sea near Prestatyne Ranges, Flintshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Plt Off. David Shingleton-Smith of 41 OTU RAF was killed on 5 February 1943 when his Mustang Mk I AP216 hit a pole and crashed into the sea at Prestatyn Ranges, Flintshire.

Sources:

http://www.caribbeanaircrew-ww2.com/?cat=41
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?7852-430205-Unaccounted-airmen-5-2-1943
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/showthread.php?1297-Bombing-Ranges/page20]
https://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm?lat=53.34896303972394&lon=-3.368039131164551&gz=16&oz=8%3E=1
http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/wales/wales/denbighshire-sir-ddinbych/prestatyn/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Dec-2011 04:09 angels one five Added
11-Dec-2011 04:23 angels one five Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
17-Jan-2012 11:24 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
04-Dec-2012 12:53 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
06-Nov-2017 09:37 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2018 08:02 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2021 18:47 angels one five Updated [Time, Phase]

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