Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk I V7400,
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Date:Thursday 1 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:55 OTU RAF
Registration: V7400
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:west of Castle Eden Dene, Durham County, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
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Destination airport:
On 1 January 1942 Sgt Ronald Graham White Carter of 55 OTU RAF, Usworth, was killed when his Hurricane I V7400 dived into ground from 7,000 feet during a dogfight exercise. The fighter crashed and burned into a field west of Castle Eden Dene, now the 13th Fairway of Castle Eden Golf Club.

Sgt Carter, aged 24, of New Malden, Surrey, was buried at Hylton (Castletown) Cemetery near Usworth.


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02-Jan-2018 14:45 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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