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Pilot John Day 'lost control' of vintage Fokker Eindekker plane

A pilot preparing for a display in a replica vintage plane lost control when a 180-degree turn caused a nosedive crash, an inquest heard.

John Day, 68, died after the Fokker Eindekker crashed and burst into flames at Middle Wallop, Hampshire last year.

The plane was difficult to fly as it used a wing-warping system rather than ailerons to control the turn of the wings, the Winchester inquest heard.

Coroner Graham Short recorded a verdict of accidental death.

  • 15 May 2014
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