Aviation Photo #1949114 Douglas A-1D Skyraider (AD-4N) - Untitled

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The aircraft is seen returning and making a safe landing at Flying Legends despite having lost a substantial section of the wing as can be seen here. During the airshow finale it collided with a P-51 which crashed and was destroyed with the pilot making a rapid exit and escaping uninjured despite a low altitude parachute descent
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    Mick Bajcar
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    Douglas A-1D Skyraider (AD-4N)
    Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD)
    Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD)
    Douglas
    7449
    F-AZDP
    124143/RM-205
    Duxford
    England
    United Kingdom
    July 10, 2011
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Anonymous
6 years ago
That's a testament to the rugged Douglas design! Thank God everyone survived.
Anonymous
6 years ago
A testament to the sturdiness of this CAS aircraft... you can even see the focus on the pilot's face...
Anonymous
6 years ago
I witnessed it yesterday as many people watching the show. It was quiet terrifying, and I'm glad everyone made it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
One of the traditional plane of la Fert
Anonymous
6 years ago
Let there never more be any doubt about the ruggedness of the Skyraider. Glad everyone survived.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Mid-air collisions like this usually kill people. This one did not, thank goodness.
Wonderful shot, that shows the damage to the aircraft, which apparently includes the loss of the starboard aileron.
Mick, thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Capturing a very tense moment in time. Well done
Anonymous
6 years ago
I guess that's what the end result will be when a sportscar collides with a "dumptruck".
Anonymous
6 years ago
Takes a licking and keeps on ticking, i am sure this bird saved many pilots during the vietnam war, being able to take damage and still return home. Amazing!

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