Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk I L1792,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208202
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Date:Wednesday 29 March 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:46 (Uganda) Sqn RAF
Registration: L1792
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Corby Glen, 9 miles SE of Grantham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Digby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:Corby Glen, Lincolnshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hawker Hurricane L1792: Written off (destroyed) 29/3/39 when crashed on night landing, Corby Glen, nine miles southeast of Grantham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire.
P/O Richard Albert Cecil KENT (pilot) RAF - was killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (April 6, 1939 page 352 - see link #3):

P/O Richard Albert Cyril Kent (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred at Corby on March 29, 1939, to an aircraft of No. 46 Squadron, Digby, Lincolnshire."


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)

Revision history:

25-Mar-2018 22:25 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Oct-2018 07:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-Oct-2018 09:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
11-Oct-2019 22:10 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
12-Apr-2022 23:30 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type]
12-Apr-2024 09:40 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]

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