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Date02/10/1963
CasualtiesMr J.R. Green, Shorts Belfast TP
AircraftShort SC.1 XG905
Took off fromBelfast, Northern Ireland
Purpose of flightEvaluation of auto-stabiliser in attitude control
Incident locationBelfast, Northern Ireland
Incident detailsGyro input fault at 30ft above ground, produced roll and pitch inputs which were impossible for the pilot to control. Aircraft rolled inverted and crashed 5min after take-off


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