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Old 13th Dec 2013, 08:21
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Tony Mabelis
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The black and white pictures of the crashed Whirlwind............

Thats me in the pictures, young, beard,shorts, flipflops.
Also Lambert Abali, and Bill Petrie

I think the photo was taken by our pilot Tom Bayden who was an old time Fison/Bristow LAE who got his pilots licence.

We had flown out in a 206 to do a technical investigation, and found nothing wrong technically.

The pilot of the 55 was "Bentnose" Baker, who got bored while in the cruise, and decided to manually control the throttle.
Somehow he managed to end up selecting half way between computer and manual, the engine went into overspeed, the O/S cut out operated, causing the engine to shut down.
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