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Date11/06/1953
CasualtiesP.G. Lawrence, Gloster TP
AircraftGloster Javelin WD808
Took off fromMoreton Valance, Gloucestershire
Purpose of flightSecond prototype elevator response trials with c.g. aft
Incident locationFlax Bourton, Somerset
Incident detailsEntered deep stall from which recovery proved impossible. Pilot ejected too late, 400ft AGL


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