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    Default Unknown Magister crash, River Esk, 17/07/1940

    Would be grateful if anyone could identify this aircraft for me. It is listed as unknown in Air Crashes of the Lake District which also records the death of the unnamed pilot of 15 EFTS. The OS reference (85/345646) puts the incident at the place where wires cross the Esk at Garriestown, to the SW of Burnfoot airfield. Geoff's Search Engine has not come up with a name, possibly a foreign airman?
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    Default Re: Unknown Magister crash, River Esk, 17/07/1940

    Dave Hope you Ok - when I get these type of ones I assume either date wrong or Pilot did not die and was injured dying later ?

    I Think I have Miles book PDF somewhere that covers All WW2 Aircraft will look Next time on pc with files

    (On phone still moment)

    Paul

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    Default Re: Unknown Magister crash, River Esk, 17/07/1940

    Ploughing on through the book I have now found that a Hurricane, V7255, crashed in the same place on 29th July 1941 killing pilot HS Jacques 968333. The circumstances as reported in both incidents are remarkably similar. I wonder if the eye witnesses to the unknown Magister incident in 1940 were mistaken with the a/c type and the date?

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    Last edited by davew; 14th June 2020 at 11:08. Reason: Hurricane serial no. added

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