It is a sad day as an experienced pilot lost his life while flying a replica of the Fokker Eindekker. The Eindekker was a difficult aircraft to fly in its day as it used wing warping instead of ailerons.
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Vintage aircraft pilot died after losing control of first world war plane
Retired RAF pilot John Day’s replica Fokker Eindekker III nosedived during 180-degree turn while practising with display team
theguardian.com, Thursday 15 May 2014 10.03 EDT
An experienced pilot of vintage aircraft died after losing control of a German first world war replica plane he had built himself as he rehearsed for a show, an inquest has heard.
John Day, 68, died when his Fokker Eindecker III, a notoriously tricky plane to fly, crashed as he practised with the Great War Display Team at the army aviation centre in Hampshire.
David Linney, a retired RAF and civilian pilot, told the inquest in Winchester that Day was carrying out a 180-degree turn but the aircraft continued to turn before nosediving to the ground.