Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 L1593,
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Date:Tuesday 20 June 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk 1
Owner/operator:79 Sqn RAF
Registration: L1593
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Ditchling Common, East Sussex, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hawker Hurricane L1593: Written off (destroyed) 20/6/39 when struck by lightning and crashed, Ditchling Common, East Sussex. Sgt Leonard Frank Davis (pilot) RAF - was killed.
According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" (June 29, 1939 - see link #3):

Sgt. Leonard Frank Davis (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred at Ditchling Common, East Sussex, on June 20 to an aircraft of No. 79 Squadron"


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

Revision history:

29-Mar-2018 17:17 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Oct-2018 07:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
12-Apr-2024 09:42 Nepa Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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