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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208255
Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Date:27-APR-1939
Time:day
Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:208 Squadron Royal Air Force (208 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3845
C/n / msn: 891
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Koubbeh, near Heliopolis -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mersa Matruh, Egypt
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Miles Magister, 208 Squadron, RAF Mersa Matruh: Written off (destroyed) 27/4/39 when caught fire in flight, Koubbeh, near Heliopolis, Egypt. Both crew killed:

Flying Officer David Roderick Hopper (aged 21) killed
Flying Officer Derek Leslie Rea Hutchinson (aged 28 and a Captain in the Royal Tank Regiment) killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (May 4, 1939 page 456 - see link #2):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
F/O David Roderick Hopper (pilot) and F/O Derek Leslie Rea Hutchinson (Captain, Royal Tank Corps), lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Koubbeh, Egypt, on April 27, 1939, to an aircraft of No. 208 Squadron."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm nw
2. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939%20-%201347.PDF
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?21675-CAIRO-NEW-BRITISH-PROTESTANT-CEMETERY-Non-World-War-Dead


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2018 22:46 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Nov-2018 19:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
28-Jul-2020 08:37 Cobar Updated [Registration, Source]
28-Jul-2020 08:38 Cobar Updated [Cn]

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