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L-29 Down Near Dallas - 2 Dead

Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:29 am

An L-29 went down southeast of Dallas this afternoon.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Plane...fman-Ellis-counties-183380361.html

The owner/ pilot was flying a young man who had won the flight in a charity auction.

No information about possible cause, but the plane took off from an untowered airport on a VFR flight.

Very small debris field.
 
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RE: L-29 Down Near Dallas - 2 Dead

Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:14 am

 
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RE: L-29 Down Near Dallas - 2 Dead

Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:58 pm

Sad, esp since it was on a charity fubdraising mission.

Unrelated but If memory serves Gagarin died in a l-29 also
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RE: L-29 Down Near Dallas - 2 Dead

Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:26 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):
Unrelated but If memory serves Gagarin died in a l-29 also

Nope, it was in a MiG-15UTI according to a quick search.

The Delfin is described as a pretty sweet aircraft to fly, by the way.
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RE: L-29 Down Near Dallas - 2 Dead

Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:34 pm

I've flown in an L-29 before, back seat, it was a fun ride and the pilot was 76 years old (WOWZA). Unfortunately, many other L-29s and L-39s in the states aren't doing so well these days. An acquaintance of mine, Doug Gillis, died some months back in an L-39 crash in Nevada.
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