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CasualtiesFlt Lt L.H Wilkinson; Flt Lt M. Marcovitch RAAF
AircraftVickers Valetta C Mk 1 VL266
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightChange of trim with power and speed investigation
Incident locationLodge Farm, Odiham, Hampshire
Incident detailsAircraft seen in shallow dive from 2,000ft to 1,500ft. Fin and rudder detached followed by port then starboard wings

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