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CasualtiesMr E.B. Smith, Gloster Aircraft TP
AircraftGloster Javelin FAW Mk 4 XA644
Took off fromMoreton Valence, Gloucestershire
Purpose of flightTest flight
Incident locationWotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire
Incident detailsInvolved in mid-air collision with CFS Hunter. Pilot and navigator involuntarily ejected by impact. Navigator and Hunter pilot survived. Shroud lines were severed on Smith's seat

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