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CasualtiesSgt T. Budden, P; Capt P.J. Fulton; Lt R.A. Jefferies
AircraftBristol Blenheim Mk IV P4830
Took off fromChristchurch, Dorset
Purpose of flightAircraft acting as target for AI-equipped Beaufighter. Two officers from 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers on board to observe South Coast beach defences
Incident locationLongford Castle (Salisbury), Wiltshire
Incident detailsStarboard engine failed, control lost whilst attempting forced landing

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