Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk I V6636, Sunday 5 January 1941
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Date:Sunday 5 January 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:71 (Eagle) Sqn RAF
Registration: V6636
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Scunthorpe -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
Collided with Hurricane V6983 during formation flying practice and crashed. P/O Philip Howard Leckrone, a Battle of Britain veteran (from the USA) died as a result.
The pilot of V6983, P/O Erwin E. Orbison, was able to land his damaged aircraft safely back at RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey.


Revision history:

06-Nov-2014 08:52 angels one five Added
09-May-2015 09:37 Angel dot comma Updated [Operator, Narrative]
08-Nov-2015 16:34 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
07-Jan-2016 22:00 JIXN Updated [Operator, Narrative]
05-Dec-2019 08:43 angels one five Updated [Phase, Narrative]
19-Mar-2021 17:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]
12-Nov-2023 02:44 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]

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