Sad news from Dayton Airshow

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by Skunkmiester, Jun 23, 2013.

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  1. There's some fairly comprehensive footage of the crash on liveleak.
     
  2. Have seen the video footage, performing that type of flying at such low altitude leaves no room for error, pilot just seemed to lose control of the aircraft.
     
  3. At least it was quick. I'd go for a control cable failure.
     
  4. I'd go for severe de-acceleration trauma.
     
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  5. Too damn low for that sort of manoeuvre.
     
  6. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    No shit. I'd say being planted in the ground is probably a little below the required altitude for most aerial manoeuvres.


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  7. I think they call that a "splat"!
     
  8. "Stoof" also works well.
     
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  9. 'Spanking in' gets my vote.
     
  10. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer


    The commentator dropped a couple:
    0':22" - "Now you'd think that Jane is going to disappear from us..."

    (0':38" - impact)

    0':50" - "Obviously this is something we had not counted on..."
     
  11. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Surely "Unsurpring news" would be more accurate?
     
  12. Only if you can't spell "unsurprising".
     
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  13. Classic airshow mistake - thinking that low flying is admired by the audience. In actual fact, if you low fly, half the audience can't see you.