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Plane Down At Oceana NAS

Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:00 am

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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RE: Plane Down At Oceana NAS

Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:33 am

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]
 
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RE: Plane Down At Oceana NAS

Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:44 am

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RE: Plane Down At Oceana NAS

Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:46 am

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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RE: Plane Down At Oceana NAS

Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:53 am

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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RE: Plane Down At Oceana NAS

Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:33 am

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

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

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