|Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 7):|
Unfortunately, every year during EAA AirVenture at KOSH a few crashes/events happen.
Yeah, with an event this large, naturally some of the people heading to or from will be involved in incidents. Luckily this turned out better than most.
I remember in recent time:
Of course, the pilot of the single-engine in BSL
, attempting a record-breaking flight which ended shortly after takeoff
Last year a TBF Avenger chewed up an RV
during taxi, killing one person in the rear seat of the RV
In 2003 a Hughes H-1 replica crashed on it's way home, killing the pilot;
2003 a single-engine turboprop crashed short of rwy 27 for landing;
2003 an ultralight lost power on takeoff from the Ultralight Field, clipped a tree, and spun around in air as it fell towards the road below. Both occupants survived.
Those are all that come to mind. I was actually there to see the ultralight lying in the road, the emergency vehicles off of rwy 27, the H-1 that wouldn't make it home, and the Avenger that wouldn't stop soon enough, but unfortunately more are sure to come. May Hans Georg Schmid rest well, and may that T-6 see the earth from higher up again.