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Vickers Wellington Mk VI - W5795

W5795 was on a test flight from The Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, RAF Boscombe Down on 12th July 1942. The flight was classed as 'top secret' due to the aircraft being fitted with experimental long range radar and a pressurised cockpit.During the flight, at 35000 ft, a propeller blade became detached and tore the pressurised cockpit open. The aircraft broke up in the air and crashed into fields at the village of Stanley with the loss of all on board.A memorial plaque to the crew is in the churchyard of St Andrews, Stanley.

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