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Test Flying Memorial

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Date19/05/1942
CasualtiesMr A. Smith, Rootes Trainee Engineer
AircraftHandley Page Halifax Mk II DG223
Took off fromSpeke, Lancashire
Purpose of flightVibration flight test
Incident locationMold, Flintshire
Incident detailsIncorrectly assembled isolation cock led to failure of all four engines and wheels-up forced landing. Nose section destroyed on impact with hedge


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