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Date26/05/1941
CasualtiesMr R. Kirlew, Rolls-Royce TP
AircraftAvro Manchester Mk I L7295
Took off fromHucknall, Notts
Purpose of flightEngine trials
Incident locationRAF Tern Hill, Salop
Incident detailsFailure in cooling system led to fire in one engine and forced landing short of Tern Hill runway threshold. Other three crew members survived


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