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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179327
Last updated: 31 October 2019
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Date:02-FEB-1939
Time:day
Type:Hawker Hurricane Mk 1
Owner/operator:87 Squadron Royal Air Force (87 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1629
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Debden, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Debden, Essex
Destination airport:RAF Debden, Essex
Narrative:
Hawker Hurricane I L1629, 87 Squadron, RAF Debden: Written off (destroyed) 2/2/39 when dived into ground, near RAF Debden, Essex when on final approach to the airfield. Pilot - Flying Officer Terence Hugh Knapp O'Brien (aged 22) - was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
P/O Terence Hugh Knapp O'Brien (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred at Debden, Essex, on February 2, to an aircraft of No. 87 (Fighter) Squadron, Debden, Essex."

Sources:

1. Folha da Manhã 4 February 1939, p 1
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939%20-%200368.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Sep-2015 18:14 TB Added
13-Nov-2016 16:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 18:19 Nepa Updated [Operator]
23-Mar-2018 18:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2018 07:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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