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CasualtiesFlying officer J.R. Corke, P, Armament & Instrument Experimental Unit; Sgt J.E.A. Walsh, navigator
AircraftAvro Athena T Mk 2 VR569
Took off fromMartlesham Heath, Suffolk
Purpose of flightInstrument flight
Incident locationWilby, Suffolk
Incident detailsAircraft broke up in spiral dive after loss of control in cloud

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