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Date03/07/1941
CasualtiesFlt Lt S.A. Ellaby, RAE High Altitude Test Flight TP
AircraftSupermarine Spitfire Mk II P8273
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightFlight to altitude compiling temperature records
Incident locationOver Wallop, Hampshire
Incident detailsAircraft hit ground during subsequent aerobatics


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