Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date05/07/1962
CasualtiesLt G.W.N. Jones, RN, C Squadron A&AEE observer
AircraftBlackburn Buccaneer S Mk 1 XN922
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightHandling trials with asymmetric bomb load
Incident locationBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Incident detailsBoundary layer blow system not available to pilot and aircraft crashd into offices on take-off, killing one man and seriously injuring another. Pilot survived, observer killed


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