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Date01/05/1950
CasualtiesSqn Ldr G.E.C. Genders AFC DFM
Aircraftde Havilland D.H.108 TG283
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightLow-speed research, slideslip and stalling trials
Incident locationHartley Wintney, Hampshire
Incident detailsOne clean and one dirty stall were executed but aircraft fell out of the latter in an inverted spin. Only one anti-spin chute streamed. Pilot abandoned aircraft at low altitude but canopy only partly opened


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