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Hurricane BN697 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane BN697

Hit trees during air combat practice at Kanchrapara ,79 Sqn lost 1942-11-01 More information in: 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  01 Nov 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  BN697
Unit  79 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Kanchrapara Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt Neville Francis Davis SIMPSON(400664)
Details Hit trees during air combat practice at Kanchrapara. 1527 Hrs, Sgt Simpson took off for formation flying. After the practice, whilst dog-fighting with Fg Offr Bowes at approx 1615 hrs, He was seen to crash. Map Ref QT3629. Pilot admitted to SI list in Hospital. Aircraft Written Off.

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