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Date22/04/1947
CasualtiesLt J. Bridge RN, Gloster Aircraft PTP
AircraftGloster Meteor F Mk 4 RA394
Took off fromMoreton Valence, Gloucestershire
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationMoreton Valence, Gloucestershire
Incident detailsOne engine failed in a steep dive and the pilot had great difficulty in handling the landing approach, finally stalling whilst climbing to avoid a tree


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