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Date26/09/1953
CasualtiesMr H.D. Shaw; Mr J. McCaig, Ferranti Flying Unit TPs
AircraftHawker Sea Fury T Mk 20 VX283
Took off fromTurnhouse, Edinburgh (Midlothian)
Purpose of flightGyro gun sight trials
Incident locationTranent, East Lothian
Incident detailsTrial abandoned owing to cloud over firing ranges. Later seen performing barrel roll at 1,000ft but nose dropped and aircraft dived into ground


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