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Date02/12/1945
CasualtiesJ.R. Talbot, Handley Page CTP; E.A. Wright, FTO
AircraftHandley Page Hermes Mk I G-AGSS
Took off fromRadlett, Hertfordshire
Purpose of flightPrototype first flight
Incident locationRadlett, Hertfordshire
Incident detailsCrashed soon after take-off owing to elevator overbalance


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