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Norman Foord
Location of story: 
Brighton, East Sussex
Article ID: 
A4684197
Contributed on: 
03 August 2005

I was at Varndean and there was lots of aircraft activity, we’re talking about 1943 I suppose, and this aircraft flew over and suddenly its engine stopped. There’s this aircraft spiralling down and it crashed about a hundred yards from where I was sitting. It was in Patcham, between two hedges, Farm Road or Farm Close and the pilot was killed and there was fire and bricks exploding — absolute chaos.

As it came down, we ran to the site of the crash.

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