Thunder & Lightnings

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Date05/02/1952
CasualtiesLt Cdr R.M. Orr Ewing, C Squadron A&AEE TP
AircraftSupermarine Attacker F Mk 1 WA485
Took off fromChilbolton, Hampshire
Purpose of flightTrials to determine behaviour of new slab tailpalne
Incident locationLeckford, Hampshire
Incident detailsAfter a few manoeuvres aircraft pitched down at low altitude and dived into water meadows


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