Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date16/02/1950
CasualtiesMr K.A. Butler, Westland TP
AircraftSupermarine Spitfire F Mk 22 PK545
Took off fromYoevil, Somerset
Purpose of flightPost-modification test flight, last in a series of four
Incident locationAshington, Somerset
Incident detailsPilot entered a slow roll but lost height when inverted, finally hitting the ground at high speed


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