- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: September 06, 1952
Time: 15:40
Location: Near Farnsborough, England
Operator: Private - de Havilland Aircraft
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: de Havilland 110
Registration: WG235
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 29
Summary: One of two engines of the aircraft fell into a crowd at a performance at the Farnborough air show. The aircraft crashed to the ground 1.5 miles from the grandstands killing the Chief test pilot of de Havilland Aircraft Corporation, John Derry and an observer, Tony Richards. In addition, fifty two people on the ground were killed and over 60 injured. The cause was a structural design fault in the D shaped leading edge section of the wing. When Derry pulled a high G turn, the wing buckled.
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