Aviation Photo #1646708 Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II - USA - Air Force

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The pilot was expected to perform one looping. Instead he did three and came out too low. The tail hit the ground with the pictured result. The pilot sadly died. I have never been able to find out the cause of the accident.
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    Fred Willemsen
    USA - Air Force
    Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II
    Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
    Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
    Fairchild
    A10-0043
    75-0294
    DM
    Paris - Le Bourget
    France
    June 3, 1977
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Anonymous
7 years ago
You can't figure out the cause? You said it in your description, LOL!!! What a sad event for the pilot to be killed.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Could have he ejected?

Why wait until the last minute, Unless he could have not.

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