Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk I L1631,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209635
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Date:Friday 8 September 1939
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: L1631
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, Middlesex
Destination airport:RAF Northolt
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hawker Hurricane L1631: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 08/09/1939 when crashed on night landing, RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex. P/O The Hon. Peter George Alex St. Clair-Erskine (pilot) RAF - killed. According to a contemporary newspaper report ("The Mercury" (Hobart, Tasmania) – 12 September 1939):

KILLED IN ACTION - Son of Former Sydney Society Girl
SYDNEY, September 11.

Advice was received In Sydney today that Pilot-Officer the Hon. Peter Loughborough, of the Royal Air Force, son of Lady Millbank (formerly Miss Sheila Chisholm, of Sydney), was killed in action on Friday night."

"Flight" magazine (October 12, 1939, page 303) lists the pilot as simply "Killed on Active Service", without giving further details (probably due to the restrictions of wartime censorship). The pilot was also known by his title as the 5th Earl of Rosslyn, and as "Peter Loughborough", which derives from his subsiduary title of Baron Loughborough


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

Revision history:

20-Apr-2018 20:54 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Oct-2018 07:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-Apr-2019 22:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
23-Apr-2019 22:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
13-Apr-2022 00:31 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
12-Apr-2024 10:07 Nepa Updated [Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]

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