Thunder & Lightnings

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CasualtiesSqn Ldr C.W. Stark AFC
Aircraftde Havilland Vampire F Mk 1 TG388
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightInstrument assessment flight
Incident locationShamley Green, Surrey
Incident detailsAircraft entered cloud and was later seen emerging at high speed and diving to the ground. Pilot had baled out but was struck by the tailplane. Engine was not running when aircraft hit the ground

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