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CasualtiesFg Off T.L. French, P; WO A. McFadyen, WOp; Flt Sgt J.R. Harper, Radar Op; Flt Sgt C. McGregor, WOp/AG; Lt S. Kaulis, US Army Signal Corps, TFU Defford
AircraftVickers Wellington Mk III X3707
Took off fromDefford, Worcestershire
Purpose of flightExperimental flight
Incident locationCraiglockhart View, Edinburgh
Incident details1hr into the flight, the special equipment on board failed and the aircraft was instructed to return to base. At some stage shortly thereafter the port engine failed and, after passing over Turnhouse, aircraft entered stall and spun-in

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