WWII Plane crashes at airshow

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Carcass, Sep 15, 2007.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/6996734.stm
  2. Hang fire there Carcass, no confirmation of death yet, but it doesn't look good
  3. I am praying this is not as bad as it seems. All thoughts with the pilot and those on board.

  4. It was a Hurricane, plenty of details on other forums, esp Pprune.
    Terrible tragedy.

    A precious aircraft and even more precious life on board. Sadly no parachute seen. RIP.

    BBC News 24, as only a journalist can, describing it as an Me109.
  5. Along with the BBC website described the missing man formation as "Two Spitfires carried out a flypast in the "man missed in action" formation" as well.

    Terrible news, may he Rest In Peace.
  6. Journalists........... Words fail me.

    So sad that it should happen, and on Battle of Britain Day as well.

    It brings a lump to my throat to remember just a couple of weeks ago being at Duxford. The sound of a Merlin warming up, then the glorious sight of a Hurrican speeding along the runway and heading where she belonged.

    The sky.

  7. RIP. Thoughts are with the family and friends of the airman involved.

    Yet another Merlin engine falls silent for the last time.
  8. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    As was said on PPrune ... bugger.

    One has to display these aircraft ... and that carries risk.

    I would hope the pilot made it, but ... :(
  9. BBC now saying one killed. Very sad indeed.

    Particularly poignant as today Battle of Britain day.
  10. Seconded VB.

  11. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Just heard the latest ... RIP and condolences to family and friends.

    A sad loss.

    That's the price for being aircrew and an enthusiast.

    Particularly poignant on a personal level, the day after my brother-in-law [ex-RAF Vulcan driver] spent an hour flying one of the display ac from the Jersey Airshow. :roll:
  12. Gutted.

    Tony Smith's team do a fantastic job up in Yorkshire. Now waiting to hear further details.

    An awful tragedy, RIP to the Pilot, his family and colleagues at RaC.
  13. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    PTP ... can we have a link to the organisation?

    Some donations [not that they cure the losses] from ARRSErs might be appropriate?

    Guys like this do so much for the public, at HUGE personal cost [Financial, as well as this Final one].
  14. Very sad news on such a day as today, agree with Blue.
  15. http://www.realaero.com/ was where I remembered her from.

    The Aircraft may be now owned by Spitfire Ltd. at Duxford though, as part of a syndicate headed by Cliff Spink from memory.