Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date06/01/1945
CasualtiesSqn Ldr M.V. Longbottom, Vickers TP
AircraftVickers Warwick GR Mk V PN778
Took off fromBrooklands, Surrey
Purpose of flightDevelopment test flight
Incident locationHaines Bridge, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Incident detailsAircraft experienced severe rudder overbalance and spun into ground making its approach to Brooklands


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