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Date31/10/1942
CasualtiesMr D.H.M. Horner, RAE FTO
AircraftGeneral Aircraft Hotspur Mk II B821
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightThe glider was testing parachute dive landing technique in which a 7ft-diameter parachute was deployed to allow 8,000ft/min rate of descent
Incident locationHartford Bridge, Hampshire
Incident detailsPull-out was initiated too late. Only the pilot survived, seriously injured in the crash


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