On June 27, 1992, David Moore crashed during a display at RAF/BAe Woodford in Cheshire. David was killed instantly.
The aircraft, Spitfire RM689 hit the runway and burst into flames after failing to pull out of a loop.
Film of the accident indicates that the aircraft was straight and level with the nose slightly raised at the moment of impact, but still descending fairly rapidly.
David Moore had been the pilot of RM689 since 1982. The aircraft is reportedly being slowly restored.
David was a great member of this community over a long period. We even held one of the Summer BBQ meets in his garden nr Gloucester.
David attended many meets and was seen as a great friend by dozens and dozens of members who had met him.
David had flown for the RAF and had landed on aircraft carriers in the dark, so it is surprising and sad that he died at an airshow.
David's day to day work was flying the Rolls Royce executive jet around the World. The Spitfire David flew at air shows was also owned by Rolls Royce.
David had a young family, and his unexpected death was quite a shock.
Just weeks before we had held a meet at an airshow where he was flying, and many of us sat in the Spitfire that was to later crash.
Photographs of David, the Spitfire, and also video showing David at a meet are all in the ukexpert photo and video area. We miss you David..