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Test Flying Memorial

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Date02/04/1951
CasualtiesSqn Ldr T.S. Wade DFC AFC, Hawker CTP
AircraftHawker P.1081 VX279
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightGeneral air test
Incident locationRingmer, Sussex
Incident detailsSome emergency overtook the aircraft; the pilot ejected at 2,000ft but the seat's rotation prevented him from separating from it and using his parachute


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