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Date23/03/1962
CasualtiesMr M.P. Evans, A&AEE navigator; Mr P. Evans, Handley Page FTO
AircraftHandley Page Victor B Mk 2 XL159
Took off fromRadlett, Hertfordshire
Purpose of flightTesting of newly-installed fixed leading edge droops replacing earlier leading-edge flaps
Incident locationStubton, Lincs
Incident detailsAircraft entered a stable deep stall; pilots ejected successfully and one rear crew member managed to abandon the aircraft


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