Gear-up landing Incident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk II K7246,
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Date:Sunday 4 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk II
Owner/operator:9 AGS RAF
Registration: K7246
MSN: AWA.1234
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Twynau Gwynion, Dowlais, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Stormy Down, Port Talbot, South Wales
Destination airport:
On 4th January 1942 the Whitley II K7246 of 9 Air Gunnery School RAF bellylanded on a hillside at Gwynian Mountain, Dowlais, after its engine cut on a delivery flight. It was seen roaring over Cefncoed, with thick black smoke streaming from one of the engines. It skimmed the keep of Morlais castle, and managed a belly landing in a field at Twynau Gwynion. None of the crew was injured. The aircraft was to have been ’repaired on site’ but this was cancelled and it was written off.


1. Doylerush, E, 2008, Rocks in the Clouds: High Ground Aircraft Crashes in South Wales, p.106.
2. Halley, J.J, 1976, Royal Air force Aircraft K1000-K9999, p. 59

Revision history:

04-Jan-2017 14:01 Laurent Rizzotti Added
05-Jan-2017 05:07 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Nov-2018 09:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
16-May-2019 19:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source]
16-May-2019 19:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]

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