Old 31st Jul 2018, 17:36
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Originally Posted by safetypee View Post
dixi, AFAIR the Trident accident was during a pre-delivery production test flight
Yes, as per the first post:

Originally Posted by Tee Emm View Post
The aircraft took-off from Hatfield at 1652 hours to carry out the first of a series of production test flights for the purpose of qualifying for a Series Certificate of Airworthiness. The schedule for the flight called for stalling tests should the aircraft and the flight conditions be suitable.
That's verbatim from the investigation report.
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