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Crash At Airshow In CBB On 22JUN04

Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:17 am

June 22, in a delta formation of 6 Pilatus, two of them touched wings and crashed, killing 4 pilots.

Is it necessary to make formation flights with Pilatus, with 2 pilots in each craft???
 
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RE: Crash At Airshow In CBB On 22JUN04

Fri Jun 25, 2004 6:51 am

Any more information on this? Also, where is CBB?

I would not think it is necessary to have 2 pilots in each plane, however I don't think it makes the flights any more dangerous themselves.
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RE: Crash At Airshow In CBB On 22JUN04

Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:39 am

CBB = Cochabamba/Bolivia

Infos: www.cnnenespanol.com, www.lostiempos.com, www.opinion.com.bo, unfortunatelly (if you cannot read Spanish) all in Spanish.

Good friend of mine died in the accident...

The aircraft clipped their wings and crashed on right beside the runway.
 
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RE: Crash At Airshow In CBB On 22JUN04

Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:34 am

123:

Sorry to hear about your friend. I don't speak spanish, but I was able to read the article (some cuban friends at work are slowly teaching me a third language). Seems that they were flying PC-7s. Perhaps the second seats on these planes were being used as a reward, for people to fly along with the team? Did every aircraft have 2 people aboard?
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RE: Crash At Airshow In CBB On 22JUN04

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:17 pm

As far as I have heard, yes, every PC7 was with 2 persons on board, which I see as nonsense because it is risky flying anyways, so why risk two persons on a craft that can easily be flown by one only.

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