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Date27/02/1945
CasualtiesFlt Lt M.J.M. Slater, P; Sgt G.W. Dixon, RAE Aero Flight
Aircraftde Havilland Mosquito FB Mk VI RS598
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightAir test for oil leak in starboard engine of aircraft modified for trials. Elevators with g restrictor tabs and fuel system isolating inboard wing tanks
Incident locationFarnborough, Hampshire
Incident detailsAfter 10min aircraft returned, both engines stopped and it entered a shallow glide before hitting trees, catching fire and crashing 1 mile west of airfield


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