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Date30/11/1923
CasualtiesFlg Off E. Bird, TP; Cpl G.R. Budd, Obs
AircraftShort Springbok Mk I J6975
Took off fromMartlesham Heath
Purpose of flightSpinning trials
Incident locationMartlesham Heath
Incident detailsAircraft failed to recover


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