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Date10/09/1943
CasualtiesFlt Lt F.J. Robinson, Performance Test Squadron A&AEE TP; Flt Sgt J.W. Bamber, Flight Engineer; Mr R. Stevenson, FTO
AircraftAvro Lancaster Mk III JA894
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightAircraft engaged on position error trials
Incident locationHigh Post, Wiltshire
Incident detailsTurning to commence fourth run over Boscombe Down at 160 m.p.h. and 50ft, an Oxford Trainer on finals to High Post airfield collided with it. The three occupants of the Oxford also died


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