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Date05/07/1924
CasualtiesFlg Off E.E. Paull Smith, MAEE TP
AircraftSupermarine Sea Lion Mk III GEBAH
Took off fromMAEE Felixstowe
Purpose of flightSpeed trials conducted by MAEE following 1923 Schneider Trophy event
Incident locationSea off Felixstowe
Incident detailsCrashed due to uncontrolled porpoising on take-off


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