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Date17/10/1945
CasualtiesFlt Lt A.S. Carswell, MAEE Helensburgh P; WO Sparkes; Mr C. Bound, FTO
AircraftVickers Wellington Mk X NA929
Took off fromHelensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Purpose of flightDepth charge dropping trials
Incident locationBrodick Bay, Isle of Arran
Incident detailsIn low flight (50ft) a depth charge was released and exploded prematurely damaging the aircraft, which dived into the sea


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