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Date26/08/1951
CasualtiesFlt Lt D.J.P. Broomfield DFM, Handley Page TP
AircraftHandley Page H.P.88 VX330
Took off fromStansted, Essex
Purpose of flightTest flight in preparation for display at SBAC show
Incident locationStansted, Essex
Incident detailsDuring run across airfield at 525kt aircraft entered a series of pitches pulling +12g to -7g and broke up


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