From the Curator
On 6 September 1952, a prototype de Havilland DH.110 jet fighter crashed during an aerial display at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England. The jet disintegrated mid-air during an aerobatic manoeuvre, causing the death of pilot John Derry and onboard flight test observer Anthony Richards. The names of all 31 victims of this tragedy are commemorated beside the entrance to the FAST Museum at Farnborough, Hampshire.
For further details see: https://www.baesystems.com/en-uk/heritage/de-havilland-dh110-sea-vixen