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Test Flying Memorial

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Date18/03/1944
CasualtiesMr. Raymond R. Huxley (Fairey TP) and Mr. Geoffrey A. Leadbeater (Fairey flight engineer)
AircraftHandley-Page Halifax B Mk III LK836
Took off fromRingway, Manchester
Purpose of flightPre-delivery test flight
Incident locationOakmere near Northwich, Cheshire
Incident detailsCrashed in flames, both occupants killed on impact


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