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Date28/09/1956
CasualtiesFlt Lt L.A. Coe, Blind Landing Experimental Unit TP; Mr J. Birkle, BLEU FTO
AircraftEnglish Electric Canberra T Mk 4 WE189
Took off fromMartlesham Heath, Suffolk
Purpose of flightBlind landing trials at Wittering
Incident locationMartlesham Heath, Suffolk
Incident detailsAttempted to climb away after undershooting in misjudged approach to Martlesham but port engine stalled and aircraft turned inverted before diving into ground


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