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Plane Down At Oceana NAS  
User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

I don't have any details, but a co-worker just heard on his scanner that a plane has crashed at Oceana NAS in Virginia Beach. He tells me it sounds like one of the stunt planes practicing for this weekends airshow. At least one fatality.

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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7348 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

From WAVY - TV :

BREAKING NEWS - Acrobatic plane crashes at Oceana Naval Air Station
A plane has gone down at Oceana Naval Air Station. The plane is part of the GEICO Skytyper team. There is no word on if there are any injuries.

EDIT - Apparently a PR guy with the team was at the TV station for a live interview at the time of the crash. He said the #6 aircraft went down - no word on the pilot - and some repairs would have to be made to the #1 aircraft.

EDIT #2 - WTKR TV says it was the #4 bird. Their video from the scene shows the #5 aircraft on the ground safely.

[Edited 2007-09-07 19:36:05]

[Edited 2007-09-07 19:39:46]

User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2693 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

http://www.wtkr.com/


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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2693 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

I just watched the video of the crash. But the plane dissapears behind a tent so you cant see impact. But it look like it had a complete loss of controls possibly. It just kinda gradually descended still going straight instead of breaking off like he was supposed to. Definetly looks non-survivable, but still hoping for the best.  Sad


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User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

Its the #4 aircraft. Here is a link to some footage. They have zoomed in and slowed it down so its not the greatest, #4 was the last plane to turn on its smoke, right after that is where this video starts, with the aircraft crashing off screen. I only live a few blocks from NAS Oceana


http://www.wtkr.com/global/video/pop...http%3A//www.wtkr.com/&rnd=1379691



Here is a longer video, post crash. At about the 1:45 mark it shows the Sky Typers coming in for their break, with the one aircraft at the end going straight, it cuts out before the decent starts though.

http://www.wtkr.com/global/video/pop...http%3A//www.wtkr.com/&rnd=9989081

[Edited 2007-09-07 19:59:04]

[Edited 2007-09-07 19:59:40]


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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2693 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3429 times:

Sadly the pilot, Jan Wildbergh (Dutch), was killed in the crash.  Sad

http://www.wtkr.com/Global/story.asp?S=7041480

RIP



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