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Date27/11/1955
CasualtiesSqn Ldr F.C. Cooke DFC, A&AEE Handling squadron TP; Flt Lt P. Hyden, navigator A&AEE Handling Squadron
AircraftEnglish Electric Canberra B(I) Mk 8
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightProduction of pilot's notes
Incident locationSailisbury, Wiltshire
Incident detailsSoon after take-off with undercarriage still down, aircraft stalled and spun into ground


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