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Date03/05/1919
CasualtiesFlt Cdr P. Legh, BAT TP
AircraftBAT Basilisk F2906
Took off fromHendon, Middlesex
Purpose of flightAttempt on new world altitude record
Incident locationHendon, Middlesex
Incident detailsA fire developed in the engine and quickly engulfed the aircraft, which crashed to the ground. This accident led to the mandatory requirement for fully sealed firewalls


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