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Date13/07/1949
CasualtiesMr R. Dryland DFC, Moreton Valence acting CTP
AircraftGloster Meteor FR Mk 5 VT347
Took off fromMoreton Valence, Gloucestershire
Purpose of flightMaiden flight of FR Mk 5 prototype
Incident locationMoreton Valence, Gloucestershire
Incident detailsPilot executed a high-g pull-out over the airfield and centre section structure failed, leading to total disintegration


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