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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235111
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Westland Whirlwind Mk I
Owner/operator:137 Squadron Royal Air Force (137 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Manston, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Manston
Destination airport:
There was no operational flying on 16 April 1943 for 137 Sqn RAF but practice flights continued. During one of them Flg Off John Hadow, who had been with the squadron for only six weeks, was killed in the crash of his Whirlwind I P7121. He was practicing dive-bombing over the squadron's base, Manston airfield at 1000 hrs and was seen to pull out of a dive at 5,000 ft when his aircraft flicked over and crashed into the ground.


"Whirlwind: Westland's Enigmatic Fighter", by Niall Corduroy. ISBN 978-1-78155-037-3

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16-Apr-2020 16:22 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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