Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date05/03/1949
CasualtiesGp Cpt T.B. Cooper OBE DFC, A&AEE Superintendent of Flying
AircraftGloster Meteor F Mk 4 RA382
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightAfter modification by Gloster to near Mark 8 standard, aircraft was returned to Farnborough for various tests. This sortie was flown to carry out stick force per g tests.
Incident locationFigsbury Ring, Wiltshire
Incident detailsNine minutes after take-off the aircraft hit the ground


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