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Date27/06/1953
CasualtiesSqn Ldr D.W. Colquhoun, A Squadron A&AEE TP
AircraftHawker Sea Hawk F Mk 1 WF109
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightGun firing trials
Incident locationBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Incident detailsPort wing folded immediately after take-off. Aircraft crashed into rear of Boscombe officers' mess


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