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Date14/06/1941
CasualtiesFlt Lt E.J. Sharp, Bristol TP
AircraftBristol Beaufort Mk I AW215
Took off fromFilton, Bristol
Purpose of flightProduction test flight
Incident locationShepperdine, Gloucestershire
Incident detailsEngine fire spread to cockpit area. Pilot unable to bale out before crash


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