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Date07/04/1940
CasualtiesFlt Lt H. Bailey, Blackburn CTP; Mr ?, Blackburn FTO
AircraftBlackburn B-20 V8914
Took off fromDumbarton, Dunbartonshire
Purpose of flightPrototype flight trials
Incident locationSea off Gourock Head, Isle of Bute
Incident detailsLoss of control possibly due to aileron flutter at high speed. Pilot baled out too late, three crew baled out successfully, but one drowned


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