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Test Flying Memorial

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Date03/06/1943
Casualties?, Bristol Aeroplane Co TP
AircraftBristol Beaufort Mk I JM551
Took off fromFilton, Bristol
Purpose of flightProduction test flight
Incident locationStone, Gloucestershire
Incident detailsAn intense fire broke out in the port engine. The flight test observer baled out almost immediately but the pilot was unable to do so before the aircraft went out of control


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