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Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:17 pm

I've just been on the phone with my parents, supposedly there has been another air show crash this weekend in Martinsburg, WV. A T-28 has collided with another plane.
 
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:12 pm

 
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:14 pm

 
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:29 pm

WV news now reporting that the pilot died in the crash. No spectators were injured. RIP to the pilot and sympathies to his family and friends.

http://www.cbs59.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=108045&catid=3
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:47 pm

Rough weekend for warbirds between this and Jimmy Leward's Mustang at Reno. RIP to both pilots and those on the ground at Reno.
 
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:55 pm

Worst season for warbirds/airshows that I can remember....  
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:24 am

Aw man, I saw puttering around JQF a few weeks ago.... 
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:33 am

I saw him leave JQF.  
 
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:34 am

Saw a yellow colored biplane almost flip over landing on 13 at LGA this morning. The bottom right side wing came within inches of scraping the runway, at pretty low speed, I might add. He was coming in for the show I guess they're having. A KC-10 from McGuire AFB, a C-47, a Civil Air Patrol 172, and this biplane all landed on 13 within 20 mins. With runway 4 closed, things were moving very slowly.

RIP to those lost in at Reno and in WV.
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:28 am

 
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:19 am

I will never understand why it is still allowed to fly in opposite directions in an airshow after what happend in Ramstein.
 
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:01 pm

Quoting lhrnue (Reply 10):

I will never understand why it is still allowed to fly in opposite directions in an airshow after what happend in Ramstein.

That maneuver had nothing to do with the accident. He was flying too low for his barrel roll.

If he had collided with another plane, then I could see your point.
 
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:21 pm

Time to stop this type of show. Too many deaths.
 
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RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:23 pm

Quoting f.pier (Reply 12):
Time to stop this type of show. Too many deaths.

OH please, Lets stop driving cars too while we are at it!         
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