Folland Gnat pilot killed in airshow crash

Folland Gnat T.1 XR538 (Photo Airwolfhound (CC BY-SA 2.0))

Folland Gnat T.1 XR538 (Photo Airwolfhound (CC BY-SA 2.0))

Another accident occured yesterday in Great-Britain, with more tragic consequences. Kevin Whyman was killed in the crash of Folland Gnat XR538 he was demonstrating at the Carfest North show in Cheshire in the United-Kingdom. Aged 39, Whyman was married and had a young daughter.

He was a city worker and Cambridge University graduate, and one of the founders of the Gnat Display Team 2007.

He completed a flying scholarship with the RAF before studying Economics at Cambridge. He was a cox in the 1996 and 1997 Boat Races against Oxford.

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

Our sincere condolences go to Kevin Whyman’s family and relatives.

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