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4 September 1956
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On the 4th September 1956 an aircraft piloted by Lt Robert Sandison crashed into woodland close to Sutton. The pilot lost control of the aircraft at low altitude and unfortunately, ejecting too low, was killed.
Does anyone recollect this incident?

Rob Sandison
Bobby Sandison

From: Rob Carter
2 May, 2011
Aeroplane crash near Sutton.

I am looking for any photos or information towards the crash of a Westland Wyvern aircraft on the 4th September 1956 in the Sutton area. The pilot Lt Robert 'Bobby' Sandison ejected but was too low and was sadly killed. He had taken off from nearby RNAS Ford and was apparently flying past a motor racing friends house with the flaps and undercarriage lowered, before the aircraft turned to starboard and went down into a wood creating a large crater.
Any help or contact would be very much appreciated.

Rob Carter.

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