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Date26/04/1960
CasualtiesMr R. Hazelhurst, Bristol Siddeley Engines TP; Mr P. Field, Bristol Siddeley Engines FTO; Mr E. Potter, Bristol Siddeley Engines FTO
AircraftFairey Gannet AEW Mk 3 XJ440
Took off fromFilton
Purpose of flightAssessment of Double Mamba oil system in single-engine configuration
Incident locationFilton
Incident detailsWhen on the base leg of the landing approach in single-engine flight the aircraft stalled and spun to the ground


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