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Hurricane II HV836 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II HV836

Hit tree low flying ,308 MU lost 1943-03-04 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  04 Mar 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HV836
Unit  308 MU Operating Airfield  Allahabad Country  India
Aircrew details
Details Hit tree low flying
Date of Crash  04 Mar 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  HV836
Unit  22 FC Operating Airfield  Allahabad Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt F W NEWSOME*(1060029)
Details In a flying accident to Hurricane HV836 Sgt Newsome was killed. The interment took place at Allahabad Cantt Cemetary at 1700 hours on 5-3-43. The CoI has come to the conclusion that the aircraft hit a tree whilst the pilot was carrying out unauthorised low flying on a flight not laid down for low flying practice in station standing orders. The ac hit a tree during a high speed stall and lost the elevator trimming tabs and part of the airscrew. Thepilot was unable to regain control and after carrying on for 1500 yards, the aircraft hit the side of a house and was completely burnt out

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