Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date06/09/1943
CasualtiesFg Off A. Wilson, Armstrong Whitworth TP; Mr F. Cole; Mr B. Latham; Mr R. Sands
AircraftArmstrong Whitworth Albemarle Mk II V1708
Took off fromBrockworth, Gloucestershire
Purpose of flightSecond production test flight
Incident locationBrockworth, Gloucestershire
Incident details45min after take-off, aircraft seen with port engine feathered (fluctuating oil pressure had been reported). On approach to Brockworth, control was lost at 100ft in rain and gusty wind. Struck ground and totally burned out


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