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Date:11-JAN-1941
Time:c. 08:45 L/T
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:261 Squadron Royal Air Force (261 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N2622
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wied Qirda -   Malta
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Takali, Malta
Destination airport:RAF Takali
Narrative:
The Hurricane crashed after its engine blew up during a full power climb to intercept a high altitude enemy reconnaissance aircraft over Malta.. It appears that the pilot, Sergeant Timms, was attempting to reach RAF Luqa to make a forced landing but did not have sufficient height to glide there. On realising this he baled out, but did not survive as the aircraft was already too low for his parachute to deploy.

Sgt William John TIMMS is buried at Malta (Cappuccina) Naval Cemetery.
R.I.P.

Sources:

https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/80-years-ago-a-wartime-plane-crash-and-death-at-wied-qirda.844110
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=N2622
RAFWeb Casualties 1941.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2021 07:18 gerard57 Added
15-Jan-2021 07:18 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
15-Jan-2021 07:35 gerard57 Updated [Source]
22-Feb-2021 14:37 Anon. Updated [Operator, Source, Operator]
18-Jan-2022 07:55 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
09-May-2022 21:40 angels one five Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-May-2022 01:05 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]

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