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CasualtiesFlt Lt E. Brown, Defford Telecommunications Flying Unit P; Fg Off D.T. Sellick DFC, P; Fg Off G.F. Sellick, AG; Fg Off A.J. Marsh, Radio Location Op; LAC H.D. McCallum; AC2 R.F. Umery (two crews, 1 to fly second aircraft from Boscombe on trials)
AircraftAvro Anson Mk I DJ184
Took off fromDefford, Worcestershire
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationAmpney Crucis, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Incident detailsUpper wing fabric tore away from structure, aircraft disintegrated in dive to earth from 2,000ft

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