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Date24/09/1942
CasualtiesSqn Ldr V.M. Bright, Armament Test Sqn A&AEE TP; LAC R.F. Brown, Armourer
AircraftBristol Beaufighter Mk VIC EL329/G
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightRocket projectile trials over Compton Ranges
Incident locationBulford Camp, Wiltshire
Incident detailsPilot indicated by wing rocking that he would not compete the trials. He flew off towards Boscombe Down but suddenly rolled and crashed to the ground


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