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Date10/02/1945
CasualtiesMr W.G. Capley, Miles Aircraft TP
AircraftSupermarine Spitfire Mk IX MH349
Took off fromWoodley, Berkshire
Purpose of flightThird test flight after major inspection
Incident locationWoodley, Berkshire
Incident detailsAircraft entered high-speed dive towards airfield 10min after take-off. Overhead Woodley aircraft rolled and port wing detached. Crashed on to airfield


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