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Test Flying Memorial

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Date04/03/1954
CasualtiesMr E. Beadle, Marshalls Cambridge TP
Aircraftde Havilland Venom FB Mk 1 WK427
Took off fromWaterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Purpose of flightPost-maintenance test flight
Incident locationChelmsford, Essex
Incident detailsAircraft entered high-speed dive as required by test programme and broke up


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