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Date18/02/1946
CasualtiesFlt Lt Philmore DFC, Rotol TP, Staverton
AircraftSupermarine Spitfire F Mk 21 LA216
Took off fromStaverton, Gloucestershire
Purpose of flightEndurance testing of contra-rotating propeller
Incident locationBarnstaple, Devon
Incident detailsHit high ground in poor visibility


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