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CasualtiesSqn Ldr A. Tooth DFC, B  Squadron A&AEE TP; Flt Lt A.G, Bradfield; Fg Off G.W. Williams; Mr P.W. Howes, FTO
AircraftAvro Lincoln B Mk II RF560
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightHigh altitude handling trials following fitting of a wide range of radar equipment destined for the B.3/45 Canberra
Incident locationWylye, Wiltshire
Incident detailsWhilst testing behaviour at low speed with No 1 propeller feathered and No 2 feathered the aircraft entered a Left-hand spin. There was insufficient height to effect a recovery and it stalled into a hill

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