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Date29/12/1954
CasualtiesFlt Lt A.L.B. Faucett, Experimental Flying Department RAE TP
AircraftKramme & Zeuthen KZ10 642
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightInvestigation on behalf of Danish government of tailplane trim and stick forces following a series of accidents.
Incident locationFarnborough, Hampshire
Incident detailsAfter a series of tests aircraft was seen to enter two steep spiral turns before bunting and briefly recovering before beginning to disintegrate and falling to the ground. Pilot baled out too late for parachute to deploy fully


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