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Date30/08/1948
CasualtiesSqn Ldr C.L.T Sawle AFC
AircraftGloster Meteor F Mk 4 EE568
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightAssessment of lateral and directional stability
Incident locationOld Windsor, Berkshire
Incident detailsAircraft entered a dive from which it did not recover after a piece of its structure was seen to detach


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