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CasualtiesMr R. Lindsay Neale, Boulton Paul CTP; Mr K.P.H. Tisshaw, Boulton Paul TP
AircraftBoulton Paul Balliol T Mk 2 VW897
Took off fromWolverhampton, Staffordshire
Purpose of flightStability trials up to the design limiting speed on prototype Mamba-powered Balliol
Incident locationCoven, Staffordshire
Incident detailsWindscreen collapsed in high-speed dive and canopy burst, incapacitating both pilots. Aircraft dived into ground

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