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Date13/06/1950
CasualtiesSdn Ldr H.A. Marsh AFC, Cierva CTP; Sqn Ldr F.J. Cable AFC, AFEE Beaulieu CTP (rotary wing); Mr H.J. Unsworth, Cierva FTO
AircraftCierva Air Horse VZ724
Took off fromEastleigh, Hampshire
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationWest End, Hampshire
Incident detailsForward rotor hub failed at 400ft and one of its blades struck the starboard rear rotor boom which broke off and its rotor disintegrated


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