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CasualtiesLt W.N. Plews RN; Flt Lt R.F. Smail, flight engineer
AircraftAvro Lincoln B Mk 3 RF534
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationWinchester, Hampshire
Incident detailsAircraft observed at 3,000ft making a sharp turn to starboard followed by a turn to port before flicking inverted and spinning out of control. Port wing detached before impact with ground

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