Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk I L1978,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176739
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Date:Wednesday 6 March 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:85 Sqn RAF
Registration: L1978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mons-en-Chaussée, Somme -   France
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Peronne - Mons-en-Chaussee
Destination airport:
The Hawker Hurricane Mk I L1978 VY-X of 85 Sqn RAF suffered engine failure on take-off for an affiliation exercise with Lysanders and crashed attempting down-wind landing at Mons-en-Chaussée, at 09.45 hrs. The pilot, Sergeant Stewart Worthington Lenton, RAF 564249, was killed and is buried Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France.


Revision history:

08-Jun-2015 11:46 Thomas Fuk Added
22-May-2017 12:30 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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