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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203691
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:55 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (55 OTU RAF)
Registration: V7400
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:west of Castle Eden Dene, Durham County, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
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.


Revision history:

02-Jan-2018 14:45 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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