Accident Lockheed Hudson Mk I N7256,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193337
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Date:Sunday 7 January 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:233 Sqn RAF
Registration: N7256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
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
Hudson N7256/L: Took off from RAF St Athan, Glamorgan for Test flight. 07/01/1940
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 51°34′12″ N, 3°28′12″ W). All five persons on board (RAF crew of three plus two civilian contractors) were killed:
Crew of Hudson N7256:
Sgt (565845) Francis Frederick Bousfield (pilot) RAF: killed,
Sgt (564213) Frank Foster Hallam (pilot) RAF: killed,
LAC (550814) Arthur Wilfred Smith (WOp/AG) RAF : killed,
Robert Kyd Beattie (Civilian Contractor) killed
Peter Ingleby (Civilian Contractor) killed


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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