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Test Flying Memorial

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Date01/07/1942
CasualtiesWg Cdr A.F.R. Bennett, RAE Farnborough Inst and Armament Dev Flight TP
AircraftHawker Hurricane Mk IIC Z2415
Took off fromRAF Sutton Bridge, Lincs
Purpose of flightExperimental weapon test
Incident locationSutton Bridge, Lincs
Incident detailsReturning from successful first half of test there was an explosion under the port wing in the area of trial equipment. A fire broke out and shortly thereafter the wing detached and the aircraft crashed


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