Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date04/12/1940
CasualtiesMr J.W. Hathorne, Gloster TP
AircraftHawker Hurricane Mk I N2497
Took off fromBrockworth, Gloucestershire
Purpose of flightTest flight after major repair
Incident locationRobins Wood Hill, Brockworth, Gloucestershire
Incident detailsAfter take-off aircraft entered mist, pilot probably manoeuvred to avoid barrage balloons but struck trees


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