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CasualtiesFlt Lt D.J.M. Macdonald, TFU Defford
AircraftGlostser Meteor F Mk 4 VT342
Took off fromDefford, Worcestershire
Purpose of flightAircraft flying as target on radar trials
Incident locationBransford House Farm, Worcester
Incident detailsShortly after take-off aircraft emerged in a shallow dive from low cloud and turned inverted before hitting ground

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