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Date09/11/1945
CasualtiesFlt Lt R.A. Marks AFM, Aero Flight RAE Farnborough TP
AircraftHeinkel 162A-2 AM61
Took off fromRAE Farnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightPilot was displaying the aircraft to Army Staff College, Camberley
Incident locationAldershot, Hampshire
Incident detailsWhilst performing a slow roll the aircraft yawed violently then stalled. The pilot lost control and one fin and rudder detached. The aircraft dived and a violent pull-out was attempted but the tailplane then broke away and the aircraft crashed, killing the pilot and a  Canadian soldier on the ground


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