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Test Flying Memorial

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CasualtiesMr B. Field, Miles Aircraft TP
AircraftMiles Master Mk II DM239
Took off fromWoodley, Berkshire
Purpose of flightFlight test of repaired aircraft with reported rough-running engine
Incident locationHurley, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Incident detailsEntered terminal velocity dive, but at 400 m.p.h. entered cloud and began to break up. Flight test observer thrown clear and opened parachute, descending safely

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