On 17th April 1942 Spitfire I's X4990 & X4993 of 53 OTU collided on approach to RAF Llandow and crashed.
On 17th April 1943 Blenheim IV L9461 of 1 AGS crash landed on Pembrey beach after its engine failed.
Also on 17th April 1943 Master I T8750 of 53 OTU overshot into a hedge at Llandow after its engine failed on take-off.
On 17th April 1948 Spitfire LF.16 SL675 of 614 Sqn crashed in the Bristol Channel. The a/c was seen to emerge from cloud in a dive and to attempt to level off but struck the water and broke up, killing the pilot.
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