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Date02/07/1952
CasualtiesFlt Lt G. Wood-Smith DFC, D Squadron A&AEE P; Mr D.E. Purse, photographer
AircraftBristol Brigand B Mk I RH753
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationBemerton Heath, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Incident detailsPort engine failed on take-off. Pilot had never flown a Brigand before and was soon in great difficulty, finally crashed on housing estate causing injuries to a fireman and nine civilians


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