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Date15/02/1950
CasualtiesSdn Ldr J.S.R. Muller Rowland DSO DFC, OC Aero Flight RAE
Aircraftde Havilland D.H.108 VW120
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightTo observe longitudinal stability and aeroelasticity at high Mach numbers at 38,000ft
Incident locationBrickhill, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire
Incident detailsAircraft dived at high speed from 27,000ft and disintegrated at 10,000ft


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