Thunder & Lightnings

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Date07/05/1956
CasualtiesSqn Ldr M.R. Alston, B Squadron A&AEE P; Flt Lt V.D. Hall, navigator B Squadron A&AEE
AircraftEnglish Electric Canberra B(I) Mk 8 WT328
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightRadio altimeter trials
Incident locationEnglish Channel 3 miles south of Shoreham
Incident detailsHit sea


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