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CasualtiesMr K.G. Seth-Smith, Hawker Aircraft TP
AircraftHawker Typhoon Mk I B R7692
Took off fromLangley, Berkshire
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationThorpe, Surrey
Incident detailsTail detached due to fatigue failure of bracket holding elevator mass balance. This accident provided the first clear evidence of the cause of many Typhoon fatal accidents

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