|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Typhoon lost control during take off and crashed into the dispersal hut where groundcrew were waiting. 160 galls of fuel exploded.
|Transferred to QVH:
Facial Injuries. Burns to hands and legs.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
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No.1 AAS, RAF Manby, Lincolnshire.
|Age at Death:
Part of groundcrew in 'Flying Conversion' Unit, which trained pilots to handle the new Typhoons, which had a bad habit of engine cut-out even during take off.
The plane crash and subsequent explosion killed at least seven people and left twelves others with burns of various degrees.
Spent time in another hospital before being chosen to go to QVH by McIndoe, who was on one of his tours of other hospitals.
AAS - Air Armament School