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Small Planes Hit Each Other during Parachutist Competition; 4 Killed

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

Two small planes crashed into each other near Godollo, Pest County, Budapest, Hungary, on September 18th. The planes collided during a parachutist competition, when one of them lost contact with the air control. 4 people list their lives in the crash. The crash remains under investigation. Download article as PDF »

Light Aircraft Crashes during Air Show in China; 4 Killed

Sunday, September 18, 2016
By George Hatcher

A light plane crashed during an air show in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China, on September 15th. The plane carrying 4 people was performing stunts when it suddenly plunged from the sky and hit the ground. All 4 people including the pilot were killed in the crash. Download article as PDF »

Stunt Plane Crashes during Air Show in Oregon; Pilot Killed

Monday, August 29, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Stearman biplane went down during the Air show of the Cascades at Madras Municipal Airport, Madras, Jefferson County, Oregon, on August 27th. The accident occurred while the pilot Marcus Paine was attempting to perform a loop. The pilot was reported dead on scene. The crash remains under investigation. Download article as PDF »

Swiss Fighter Jet Crashed after Mid-Air Collision in Netherlands

Sunday, June 12, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Swiss fighter jet collided with another plane and crashed in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, on June 9th. The incident happened when the planes were rehearsing for an international air show. Authorities said the Swiss F-5E air demonstration fighter jet crashed into a pond after the collision. The pilot ejected from the plane before the impact... »

Vulcan Bomber Makes Emergency Landing in Scotland

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
By George Hatcher
Vulcan Bomber Makes Emergency Landing in Scotland

A Vulcan bomber had to make an emergency landing at Prestwick Airport, South Ayrshire, Scotland, on September 6. The plane had to make an emergency landing due to a problem with its landing gear. It was the last flying Vulcan bomber of its kind, belonging to Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, England. The flight... »

Plane Crashed while Practicing for New York Air Show; Pilot Killed

Saturday, August 29, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Crashed while Practicing for New York Air Show; Pilot Killed

A stunt plane crashed near Stewart international airport in New Windsor, New York, on August 28. Authorities said the Cornell W F/Sahakian JA Jr. Giles G 202 experimental plane went down while practicing for the New York Air Show, which is scheduled for this weekend. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was... »

7 Dead, Over 14 Injured as Plane Crashes during Shoreham Airshow

Sunday, August 23, 2015
By George Hatcher
7 Dead, Over 14 Injured as Plane Crashes during Shoreham Airshow

A Cold War-era Hawker Hunter jet crashed during Shoreham Airshow at Shoreham Airport in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, United Kingdom, on August 22. The plane was flying a loop when it went down, hitting several vehicles on A27. At least 7 people were killed in the crash. The pilot sustained serious injuries and was flown... »

Alba Adriatica Air Show Collision

Monday, June 1, 2015
By George Hatcher

A couple of acrobatic planes collided in an Alba Adriatica airshow maneuver and crashed into the sea. One pilot was transported to the hospital. The other pilot, Marco Ricci, lost a wing and could not exit his plane, and died. The plane was located four meters underwater, upside down and closed. Divers tried lifting... »

Plane Crashes at Stevens Point Air Show, Pilot Killed

Monday, June 2, 2014
By George Hatcher
Plane Crashes at Stevens Point Air Show, Pilot Killed

A 1993 YAK-55M single engine plane crashed at Stevens Point Municipal Airport, Portage County, Wisconsin, while performing in an air show just before 12:30 p.m. on June 1. The single-seater plane especially designed for aerobatics competitions was performing aerial maneuvers during the aerobatics portion of the biennial air show when it crashed into a... »

Biplane Crashed during Thunder Over Solano Air Show in California; Pilot Killed

Monday, May 5, 2014
By George Hatcher
Biplane Crashed during Thunder Over Solano Air Show in California; Pilot Killed

A 1944 Stearman biplane crashed on a runway at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. The incident happened at about 2 p.m on May 4 during the Thunder Over Solano air show, when the pilot was performing an acrobatic aerial maneuver very close to the ground. The specific stunt is known as “cutting a... »

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