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Test Flying Memorial

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Date03/02/1949
CasualtiesMr R. Lindsay Neale, Boulton Paul CTP; Mr K.P.H. Tisshaw, Boulton Paul TP
AircraftBoulton Paul Balliol T Mk 2 VW897
Took off fromWolverhampton, Staffordshire
Purpose of flightStability trials up to the design limiting speed on prototype Mamba-powered Balliol
Incident locationCoven, Staffordshire
Incident detailsWindscreen collapsed in high-speed dive and canopy burst, incapacitating both pilots. Aircraft dived into ground


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