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Date27/04/1976
CasualtiesFlt Lt T. Colgan, P
AircraftHawker Siddeley Argosy XR105
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightUndertaking asymmetric approach trials
Incident locationBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Incident detailsWing dropped and aircraft impacted runway. An Italian Air Force officer on board was also killed and a third crew member (RAF) survived.


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