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Date14/01/1944
CasualtiesLt K.J. Robinson DSC RN, Aero Flight RAE TP
AircraftSupermarine Seafire Mk IIC MB141
Took off fromHMS Chaser
Purpose of flightRocket-assisted take-off trials on HMS Chaser
Incident locationClyde Estuary
Incident detailsAircraft crashed into Clyde estuary when landing back on the carrier


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