Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date08/12/1926
CasualtiesFlt Lt G. Wheatley, A&AEE TP
AircraftGloster Gamecock J7891
Took off fromMartlesham Heath
Purpose of flightTest flight after balancing of ailerons as part of program to cure recurrent flutter
Incident locationMartlesham Heath
Incident detailsAircraft disintegrated in vicinity of airfield 8-10min into flight


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