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Date12/09/1942
CasualtiesCapt H. Valentine Baker MC AFC
AircraftMartin-Baker MB-3 R2492
Took off fromWing, Buckinghamshire
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationWing, Buckinghamshire
Incident detailsPrototype aircraft on ninth flight suffered engine failure on take-off at 150ft. Destroyed in resulting crash landing


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