Tag: Crashes/Accidents/Mishaps

TSWM P-40 damaged in landing accident

The P-40M restored to flying condition by the Tri-State Warbird Museum was damaged in a landing accident. The aircraft was flown by 50 year-old Paul Redlich, President of the Tri-State Warbird Museum, when the engine blew a piston. With smoke and oil coming from the engine, Redlich managed to bring the aircraft back to Clermont …

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Huey pilot injured in forced landing

The pilot of a UH-1H Huey helicopter (N502AW) was wounded when he crash-landed his machine near Grand Canyon Valle Airport, Arizona on November 15. The pilot, Jeff Boatman, reported a transmission problem and then proceeded to make the landing. He was trapped inside the wreckage but was freed by emergency services. He is reported as …

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Red Arrows pilot killed in ejection seat accident

Less than three months after the tragedy that cost Jon Egging his life, another pilot of the Red Arrows display team died yesterday. F/L Sean Cunningham was killed yesterday when his ejection seat fired while his aircraft was at a standstill.

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Tiger Moth G-ANPE damaged in Duxford

Classic Wing’s Tiger Moth G-ANPE was damaged on Friday September 30 when it overshot the runway at Duxford. The two people on board received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. The aircraft has received substantial damage. 

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Kate replica makes a belly landing in Arizona

On Monday 26 September at 8:50 AM, the replica of a Japanese B5N “Kate” torpedo-bomber operated by the Tora! Tora! Tora! group of the Commemorative Air Force ran into engine trouble while returning to Texas from an airshow in Bullhead City. With his engine out, pilot Bill Fier immediately picked a cotton field near Thatcher, …

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Trojan Horsemen T-28 crashes

(Updated Sep 18, 2011 @ 21:49) One of the T-28 Trojan of the Trojan Horsemen, or T-28 Warbird Aerobatic Formation Demonstration Team, went out of control and crashed on the runway at the Thunder over the Blueridge airshow in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The pilot was killed in the crash. No spectators were harmed. It has …

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Reno Air Races cancelled after deadly crash

(Updated 09/19/11 @ 23:07) The heavily modified P-51 “The Galloping Ghost”, flown by 74 year-old veteran racer Jimmy Leeward, crashed in Reno yesterday at 4:20 PM, very close to the crowd. According to a recent police report, the pilot was killed upon impact and six spectators were killed by projected debris. Another two died from their …

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Stearman Crash in Germany

A PT-13 Stearman (OE-AWW (formerly N75664), c/n 75-5386) crashed during an airsgow at Backnang-Heiningen airport, Germany on Saturday September 10. The pilot was slightly injured. The aircraft’s engine can be heard sputtering and then stopping seconds after take-off on this YouTube video.

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B-25 “Panchito” gear collapse

The North American B-25 Mitchell N9079Z “Panchito” was damaged when its starboard main landing gear collapsed during roll out. Photos can be seen on the Air Show Buzz Forum.

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Bird strike could have caused Red Arrows crash

The Daily Mail has run an article suggesting that the crash that killed F/L Jon Egging last Saturday might be due to a total loss of power after a bird strike. The article also suggests that the pilot might not have been able to eject due to excessive G forces as he turned his aircraft …

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Stunt performer Bryan Jensen killed in crash

Aerobatic pilot Bryan Jensen was killed yesterday when his highly-modified Pitts Model 12 biplane impacted the ground during the Kansas City Air Show. Bryan Jensen was a very experienced pilot with 23,000 hours of flight time. When not flying as an airline captain, he was performing aerobatics at airshows. The causes of the crash are …

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Red Arrows crash in Bournemouth

(Updated Aug 20, 2011 @ 2016): One of the Red Arrows’ aircraft crashed early this afternoon at Bornemouth Air Festival in the UK. It would appear the pilot was able to eject but was killed. The causes of the crash are unknown. The MoD has confirmed that the pilot involved was F/L Jon Egging, aged 33. …

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AT-6D crashes due to fuel starvation in Ohio

AT-6D Texan N7435U crash-landed in a pasture on Saturday, after its engine quit due to fuel starvation. The pilot was able to walk away from the crash scene and suufered only minor injuries. The accident occured a short distance from Franklin County Airport, Ohio. Source

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Two injured in Stearman crash in Fabens, TX

Two men were injured in the crash of their Stearman shortly after taking off from Fabens Airport on Sunday morning. Their lives are not endangered but both sustained important injuries and have been hospitalized. Engine trouble might be the cause of the crash. Source.

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Two people killed in Fouga Magister crash

A man and a woman were killed this morning in the crash of their Fouga CM.170 Magister (F-AZZE) in a field near Champs-de-la-Pierre in France. The causes of the accident are yet unknown but according to witnesses, visibility was  limited by fog when the accident occurred, shortly after 9:00 AM local time. 

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