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Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV L9039 of No.13 OTU RAF, flew into the cliffs of Craig yr Ysfa in the Carneddau 6 miles SSE of Bethesda 8th April 1940
Alfred Ernest Hall
Anthony Charles Catton
Geoffrey Halstead James
Wireless Operator / Air gunner
The aircraft was on a formation cross country flight with two other Blenheim aircraft when it flew into the top of Craig yr Ysfa, after contact was lost with the crew they were reported missing and a search began. It was the following day before the wrecked aircraft was found. RAF Penrhos recorded the aircraft as having crashed at an altitude of 3000 feet, this is very close to reality as the impact point lies at approximately 2900 feet.
The engines and a number of panels ended up at the foot of the crags, both engines show damage caused by them having rolled down from the impact point.