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Bill Whittington Merlin crash in Arizona 23/04/21

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Bill Whittington Merlin crash in Arizona 23/04/21

Old 26th Apr 2021, 07:33
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Bill Whittington Merlin crash in Arizona 23/04/21

A strange crash of a Merlin III in the US has killed Bill Whittington and a friend. He was a former Indy Car racer and also competed at Reno with his brother Don in various WWII aircraft including the Griffon powered P-51 "Precious Metal. He had a bit of a run in with the authorities over some nefarious activities...

The aircraft seems to have been flown fairly erratically between Scottsdale and the crash site near Winslow - seems to have climbed to 17000' for a while so presumably hypoxia could have been a factor...


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