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Hurricane BN268 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane BN268



Collided with BN269 during combat practice 16M SE of Trincomalee ,261 Sqn lost 1942-05-09 More information in: RAFCommands.com Databases

Block 6, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX. 24 July 1941 to 18 Mar 1942 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  09 May 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane II Serial Number  BN268
Unit  261 Sqdn Operating Airfield  China Bay Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details Plt Offr Alphonse Leon Dudley St. AUBIN*(J6230)
Details Collided with BN269 during combat practice 16M SE of Trincomalee. Mainplane struck the tailplane of Bubbs aircraft. Aubins aircrft was located on 13.5.42 by a search party led by Fg Offr Paterson. Aubin Remain.s was buried on 18.5.42. Aircraft was completely burnt out due to a vertical dive. engine as buried into ground. Pilots body was cremated using oil and petrol and ashes bought back.
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