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Date13/06/1951
CasualtiesR.H.B. Peach, Rolls-Royce TP
AircraftEnglish Electric Canberra B Mk 1 VN850
Took off fromHucknall, Notts
Purpose of flightIntensive flying trials of Avon engine
Incident locationBulwell Common, Notts
Incident detailsPilot unable to relight port engine. Aircraft stalled on approach, partly recovered, and attempted climb away but crashed after crossing airfield


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