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Date17/05/1943
CasualtiesFg Off K.R. Russell, Ministry of Aircraft Production TP
AircraftPercival Proctor Mk I P5998
Took off fromLuton, Bedfordshire
Purpose of flightProduction test flight
Incident locationEaton Bray, Bedfordshire
Incident detailsDuring the flight the starboard leading edge landing-light Perspex cover collapsed leading to disintegration of starboard wing. The flight test observer on board survived the crash


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