Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk I L1620,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15079
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Date:Wednesday 14 September 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:87 Sqn RAF
Registration: L1620
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:North Sea, off Holbeach Range, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Debden, Essex
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hawker Hurricane L1620: Written off (destroyed) 14/09/1938 when crashed into the North Sea after control lost in cloud during air firing practice, off the Holbeach Gunnery Ranges, Lincolnshire. Sgt Thomas Frederick Dowsett Dewdney (pilot) killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (September 22, 1938 page 256 - see link #4)

Sgt. Thomas Frederick Dowsett Dewdney (pilot, flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred at Holbeach Ranges, Lincolnshire, on September 14, to an aircraft of No. 87 (Fighter) Squadron, Debden, Essex."


1. Air-Britain: Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999

Revision history:

02-Mar-2008 12:15 JINX Added
03-Jan-2012 14:10 Nepa Updated [Operator, Total occupants]
14-Jul-2013 03:47 JINX Updated [Operator, Phase, Source]
01-May-2015 14:12 Quentin Updated [Operator]
27-Feb-2018 13:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 21:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Apr-2024 09:36 Nepa Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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