Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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CasualtiesWg Cdr H.G.F. Larsen DFC, RAE Bedford TP
AircraftRolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig XK426
Took off fromHucknall, Notts (Tethered flight)
Purpose of flightTethered test
Incident locationHucknall, Notts
Incident detailsRig lifted to about 30ft then toppled, striking ground heavily on rear legs. Rig rebounded under power, again to about 30ft. It then fell back hitting the ground with a swinging motion, hitting the gantry banked at about 30°, killing the pilot

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