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John Derry, De Havilland, Farnborough Air Show, Hampshire, four years

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Thousands of spectators watched as a De Havilland 110 aircraft broke the sound barrier and then disintegrated in the sky above them and fell to earth.Thirty-one people, including pilot John Derry, were killed. Dozens more were wounded at the Farnborough Air Show in Hampshire on 6 September 1952.John Derry became the first British pilot to break the sound barrier, during a record attempt exactly four years before the accident. September 1952 C4399

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Color Black & White
Keywords Accidents,Disasters,Airshows,Aircraft ,1950s
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year 1952
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