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Test Flying Memorial

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CasualtiesLt R.G. Shove, RM
AircraftHawker Sea Fury FB Mk 11 VX618
Took off fromLangley, Buckinghamshire
Purpose of flightEndurance test flight
Incident locationLangley, Buckinghamshire
Incident detailsLeaving Langley on a two-hour engine endurance flight, black smoke was seen coming from the exhausts and reported to the pilot. The pilot decided to return but stalled on finals and dived into the ground

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