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Test Flying Memorial

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Date28/02/1942
CasualtiesPlt Off J.C. Fisher RCAF, P; Plt Off T.W. Caxton RCAF, P; Flt Sgt D.L. Mullins
AircraftArmstrong-Whitworth Albemarle Mk I P1368
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightIntensive flying trials
Incident locationShalbourne, Wiltshire
Incident detailsFailure of the starboard engine led to the feathering of the propeller on that side. The aircraft was by then on the brink of a stall but a flat turn to the right was attempted. The starboard wing dropped and the aircraft spun-in from 500ft


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