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     David sends this interesting series of shots from an airshow at London, Ontario, June 9, 1957. The "High Altitude CF-100" wing tip extensions broke off when the pilot pulled up too fast and exceeded the wing loading limits of the aircraft. David was following in a Canadair F-86 "Sabre Jet" equipped with Orenda engines. After the accident which took the lives of the pilot and observer, David's plane was in a group of three that were asked to "make a low pass and clear the area". They did at 500 knots.

     David was asked to analyze the film to ascertain the fault, which he did.

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Wreckage smolders at London Airport

Pilots collapsed parachute where his body lay beneath the "Dead End Road" sign.
David D. Ewart is one of the engineers that worked on the Avro Arrow wind tunnel and Free Flight Model testing projects. After Avro, he spent most of his 35 NASA career years at North American, working on the Apollo and the Shuttle Projects.

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