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A Crashed Plane

by nick hudson

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nick hudson
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North Weald
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27 August 2004

A plane making a nose-dive at North Weald

An incident at North Weald airfield 1940-41.Maybe at Duxford?

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Message 1 - A crashed plane

Posted on: 30 August 2004 by Peter - WW2 Site Helper


This is a Hawker Hurricane Mk I, the fabric covered wings were replaced by metal-stressed ones on later models.

This is not a nose-dive crash, where the plane would have exploded on impact and deeply buried itself due to its kinetic energy. There is minor damage to the tail-rudder, so this could be a crash-landing following combat.

A Hurricane Mk I of 56 Squadron, L1592, (not necessarily this one) is now restored and on display at the London Science Museum.



Message 2 - A crashed plane

Posted on: 30 August 2004 by Peter - WW2 Site Helper

'Nich', my apologies Nick.

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