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CasualtiesFlt Lt D. Oldham, P; Flt Lt W.I.D. England, ETPS
AircraftEnglish Electric Canberra B Mk 2 WJ730
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightSingle-engine safety speed evaluation
Incident locationFarnborough, Hampshire
Incident detailsAt 800ft in the circuit directional control was lost, aircraft yawed, rolled inverted and crashed on airfield

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