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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

EVENTS for 11th February

On 11th February 1940 Wallace II K4340 of 7 BGS stalled and dived into the ground on Margam Bombing Range, Port Talbot killing the two crew. Became 1812M.

On 11th February 1940 Henley I L3339 of 7 BGS flew into the sea, climbed, stalled and hit rocks in a crashlanding off Porthcawl. It was then consumed by fire.

On 11th February 1948 Spitfire LF16 SM357 of 595 Sqn was damaged beyond repair in a heavy landing at RAF Pembrey.

On 11th February 1966 Vulcan B.2 XH536 of 12 Sqn encountered very poor weather conditions on a low level navigation exercise. The crew elected to continue but flew into high ground at Fan Bwlch Chwyth 20 miles northeast of Swansea. All five crew were killed.

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