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Thursday, May 7, 2009

EVENTS for 7th May

On 7th May 1944 Martinet MS836 of 587 Sqn had an engine cut on take-off from Rhoose, causing it to run through the perimeter fence and overturn.

On 7th May 1951 Vampire F.3 VV196 of 614 Sqn crashed on Pembrey Range. The aircraft was pulling out of a dive at about 150' when it rolled 3 times before striking the sea in a shallow dive. The cause was thought to be a high speed stall due to a too violent recovery from the initial dive.

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