Thunder & Lightnings

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Date20/09/1958
CasualtiesMr K.R. Sturt; Mr J. Ford, both Rolls-Royce Hucknall TPs; Mr Howkins, Rolls-Royce Hucknall FTO; Flt Lt R.M. Parrot, navigator
AircraftAvro Vulcan B Mk 1 VX770
Took off fromHucknall, Notts
Purpose of flightAircraft participating in Syerston Battle of Britain display
Incident locationSyerston, Notts
Incident detailsDuring display it was overstressed leading to break-up of starboard wing and crashed on airfield


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