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Date12/05/1917
CasualtiesMr W.R. Ding, Blackburn P
AircraftRoyal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c 9952
Took off fromBlackburn, Lancashire
Purpose of flightAircraft first flight
Incident locationSoldiers Field, Roundhay, Leeds
Incident detailsFailure of interplane strut during loop


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