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Date12/06/1940
CasualtiesMr C.A. Washer, Bristol TP
AircraftBristol Beaufort Mk I L4443
Took off fromFilton, Bristol
Purpose of flightEngine cooling trials
Incident locationSouth Hinksey, Berkshire
Incident detailsEngine failure and fire. Two FTOs baled out successfully before impact


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