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Date08/08/1944
CasualtiesMr P.F. Ainsbury, A&AEE FTO
AircraftMiles Monitor Mk I NF900
Took off fromWoodley, Berkshire
Purpose of flightInitial flight by A&AEE crew following trials of manufacturer
Incident locationWokingham, Berkshire
Incident detailsIn-flight fire in port engine and wing. Pilot baled out with considerable difficulty, FTO found in wreckage


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