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Test Flying Memorial

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Date16/05/1928
CasualtiesE.R.C. Scholefield, Vickers Chief TP
AircraftVickers Vanguard G-EBCP
Took off fromBrooklands, Surrey
Purpose of flightThe aeroplane had been fitted with a new tail unit from a Vickers Virginia Mk X in an effort to eliminate control problems
Incident locationShepperton
Incident detailsThe tail unit apparently failed as a result of excessive rudder force


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