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CasualtiesSqn Ldr A.O. Moffett AFC, CRD Power Jets CTP
AircraftGloster Meteor Mk III EE291
Took off fromBruntingthorpe, Leicestershire
Purpose of flightDevelopment of reheat on RB.37 engines
Incident locationHalls Farm, Blaby, Leicestershire
Incident detailsPilot was authorised to display aircraft in high-speed flight over victory celebration at Whetstone, Leics, company factory. Control was apparently lost in cloud after flypast and aircraft seen flick-rolling before inverted impact with ground
Web linkLocal newspaper letter about the crash

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