Thunder & Lightnings

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CasualtiesMajor E.W. Leach, Student No 3 Course ETPS
AircraftAirspeed Oxford T Mk I NM247
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightStatic stability tests
Incident locationHaven Street, IoW
Incident detailsLoss of control owing to fire in port auxiliary tank bay causing structure damage and loss of large area of wing skin

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