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Date19/01/1945
CasualtiesGp Capt J.F.X. McKenna AFC, Commandant ETPS
AircraftNorth American Mustang Mk IV KH648
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightFamiliarisation flight
Incident locationOld Sarum, Wiltshire
Incident detailsAmmunition box cover detached at high speed and the aircraft shed a wing crashing on the perimeter of Old Sarum airfield


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