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Thread: Seafire SW826 / SW904 Collision 05 July 1948 nr Elgin

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    Default Seafire SW826 / SW904 Collision 05 July 1948 nr Elgin

    Ok not RAF or WW2 but I know some of us also research FAA accidents.

    I have been contacted by the son of one of the two pilots involved in this collision and can't quite get to the bottom of which aircraft crashed where, one is on The Drum, Glenlatterach and the other is 3 miles away at Thomshill.

    The collision is listed in Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 as having occurred over Broken Tore, Kellas and over Middleton and Shougle farms (2 miles further east) by the Scotsman.

    I visited the crash site of one of the aircraft on The Drum 6 years ago and the part numbers confirmed it was a Westland built Seafire, though as both were built by Westland it wasn't much help. The site is listed as SW904 by FAA FW a/c and SW826 in the newspaper article.

    The pilot of SW904, Pilot 4, Francis Joseph Curtis, FX 643406, HMS Fulmar, was killed in the accident.
    Alan Clark

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    The death cert for Curtis locates the crash site as 300 yards South of Easterton Farm, the farm is at 28/212561

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    DaveW

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    Thanks for that Dave, it fits with SW904 not being the aircraft on the hill.

    Since my first post the son of the other pilot has sent me a copy of a newspaper article with his father's account and that of one of the people who helped carry him off the moor and that made it fairly clear that it was SW826 on the hill.
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    Default Seafire SW826

    Who was the pilot of SW826 and what was his fate?

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    Petty Officer Raymond Peter Walker, baled out of SW826, though was at very low altitude and suffered a broken ankle on landing.
    Alan Clark

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    Much appreciated.

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