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CasualtiesMr W.G. Capley, Miles Aircraft TP
AircraftSupermarine Spitfire Mk IX MH349
Took off fromWoodley, Berkshire
Purpose of flightThird test flight after major inspection
Incident locationWoodley, Berkshire
Incident detailsAircraft entered high-speed dive towards airfield 10min after take-off. Overhead Woodley aircraft rolled and port wing detached. Crashed on to airfield

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