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Date11/02/1942
CasualtiesWg Cdr W.S. Jenkins, A&AEE TP
AircraftBell Airacobra Mk I
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Incident detailsEngine failed at 600ft after take-off, pilot attempted to return but lost control and spun-in on to airfield


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