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Reno Air Races Accident and depressingly another one T-28

Postby Last Lightning » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:12 am

Im hearing that a P-51 has crashed into the crowd at Reno....very very dark year for aviation

Radio coverage: http://www.kkoh.com/Article.asp?id=2282685&spid=18042


News Web coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14957437

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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Wedgy » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:49 am

Oh god - no words describe how awful that is. The photo on RGJ is horrific in what it implies. :(
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:04 am

Oh dear there's not a lot that can be said, very sad :(
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Last Lightning » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:18 am

shit...that photo was not there when I posted the link...thats very graphic
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:36 am

The report has changed since I looked. I take it then there were 2 incidents? 1 where the pilot walked away as per the first link and the 2nd that killed the pilot as well spectators.
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:39 am

That photo is horrific :(
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Olicat » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:05 pm

Horrible - RIP :(
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Cluny » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:11 pm

Was sent a vid of it on YT , horrible :(
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Lucas1860 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:14 pm

Awful incident. I have looked at the video over and over, I find it strange that this aircraft is plunging from the sky at the angle it is and away from the main race circuit. I know there will be many theories as to why it has happened.

RIP to all, sad, sad day.
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:17 pm

Very sad!
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Dan4th » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:20 pm

This has me very upset.......

More when I know more.

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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:27 pm

D4th, can you comment later, I've always thought Reno had a very good safety record!
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:47 pm

R.I.P :(.
This is the 2nd Mustang to be lost this year, and both of them did not catch fire. They must have a very sturdy fuel cell on them.
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Dan4th » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:51 pm

I've looked around the net, and the
general opinion seems to be that it
was a control surface issue........

Very sudden, it seems, but I do have
to say things could have been far worse!

Accidents are inevitable, but still sad
when they happen......

More as I find out;

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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Aceyone » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:23 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:D4th, can you comment later, I've always thought Reno had a very good safety record!


Unfortunately it appears not,taken from BBC web "There have been safety concerns in the past, with four pilots killed in 2007 and 2008."

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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Dan4th » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:11 pm

The problem here isn't so much the
pilots -- they know what the dangers
are -- it is the spectators killed and
injured.

There will be fallout from this I am sure.

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Re: Reno Air Races Accident

Postby Last Lightning » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:25 pm

sorry but this is very definately the worst year I remember for airshow accidents period, there has been another one this time involving a T-28 of the Trojan Horsemen

http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/16751 ... a-Air-Show
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident and depressingly another one T-2

Postby Cluny » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:57 pm

Not another one :(
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident and depressingly another one T-2

Postby Mayfly » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:13 am

The death toll of the P51 accident has risen to 9 now, 8 of them spectators :(
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident and depressingly another one T-2

Postby Dan4th » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:34 pm

Twenty pilots have been lost since the
Reno Races started almost 50 years ago
in 1964, but this is the first case of deaths
and injuries on the ground.

The pilots are aware of the risks involved.

I suspect this might well be the end of it........

Still sorting-out my feelings.

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Re: Reno Air Races Accident and depressingly another one T-2

Postby Mags » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:57 pm

A hug for Dan4th. Hope you're OK.
Been watching all the news about this since yesterday :(
Weather crap again here but I didn't feel like flying anyway..............just had a shiver! So sad for those lost and their families.
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident and depressingly another one T-2

Postby Dan4th » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:17 am

I'm okay, Magsie, just still reeling
from the tragic nature of the whole
thing......

In some ways, Reno was/is an anachronism
anyhow, so maybe its time has come....

Even so, the tragedy itself is hard to take....

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Re: Reno Air Races Accident and depressingly another one T-2

Postby Dan4th » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:56 pm

I like to do my planning retroactively!
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident and depressingly another one T-2

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:59 pm

I GUESS it would be listed as an EXPERIMENTAL type!
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Re: Reno Air Races Accident and depressingly another one T-2

Postby Dan4th » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:08 pm

Well, it IS the "Unlimited" Class......

Really not a P-51 Mustang any longer.......

Oh, and thanks to everyone for your
concern about this!!!!!!!

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