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Hurricane II HV642 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II HV642

Collided with HV907 at Feni on Take off ,615 Sqn lost 1943-03-07 More information in: Databases

Block 7, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX. 17 Mar 1942 to 23 Nov 1942 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  07 Mar 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HV642
Unit  615 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Feni Country  
Aircrew details F Sgt John OLDHAM(1111994)
Details McMasters taxied on and continued down the runway intending to take off. After a shortwhile, F Sgt Oldham opened up and started to take off down the runway. The first aircraft had apparently trottled back and F SGt Oldhams machine crashed into it at a point near the Duty Pilots hut. it was quite dark at the time of the accident and only the navigation and tail lights of the aircraft were visible. Both pilots were taken to hospital. Oldham had superficial cuts and bruises. Sgt McMasters had many cuts and severe rib injuries. McMasters died two days later of injuries

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