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Date01/08/1940
CasualtiesPlt Off A. Bailey, TP; AC2 Budd, Photographer
AircraftVickers Vildebeest K6408
Took off fromGosport, Hampshire
Purpose of flightTorpedo dropping trials
Incident locationSolent off Ryde Pier, IoW
Incident detailsFailure to recover from stall turn after torpedo drop


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