Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk I L1556,
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Date:Tuesday 1 February 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:111 (Treble One) Sqn RAF
Registration: L1556
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:1 mile west of RAF Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, Middlesex
Destination airport:RAF Northolt
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Dived into ground, at Uxbridge, Middlesex, one mile West of RAF Northolt, Middlesex. Pilot Flying Officer Mervyn Seymour Bocquet (pilot) was killed. He was the first pilot to be killed while flying a Hawker Hurricane (having been promoted to a Flying Officer on 15.9.37). According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (February 10 1938 page 141 - see link #5)

"Flying Accidents

The Air Ministry regrets to announce the following accidents:—

F/0 Mervyn Seymour Bocquet lost his life in an accident which occurred at Uxbridge, Middlesex, on February 4, to an aircraft of No 111 (Fighter) Squadron, Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex. F/O Bocquet was (he pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft"


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)

Revision history:

29-Feb-2008 21:21 JINX Added
03-Jan-2012 14:07 Nepa Updated [Operator]
06-Jul-2013 15:45 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
04-Aug-2013 13:02 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Aug-2013 15:04 JINX Updated [Operator]
06-Aug-2013 18:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
09-Aug-2013 00:18 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
01-Apr-2015 19:13 H.Shaft Updated [Operator, Phase]
16-Feb-2018 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2018 22:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2022 06:32 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
05-Jul-2022 10:58 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
05-Jul-2022 10:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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