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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EVENTS for 21st April

On 21st April 1953 Vampire FB.5 WA230 of 229 OCU crashed in the Bristol Channel off Lynton. The pilot carried out three normal attacks on the target during cine air-to-air firing. On the fourth attack the pilot made a steep turn onto the target stalling the a/c while increasing the rate of turn and dived into the sea.

On 21st April 2000 AS.355F2 G-SAEW of Veritair/SEWPASU suffered mechanical failure while hovering and crashlanded on the roof of a house at 9, Coryton Drive, Cardiff. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/sites/aaib/cms_resources/dft_avsafety_pdf_500932.pdf

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