Pilot Killed When Thai Gripen Crashes At Airshow For Children

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Royal Thai Air Force Squadron Leader Dilokrit Pattavee was killed today when his Saab JAS 35 Gripen impacted the ground following a flyby at Hat Yai in Songkhla Province, Thailand during a Children’s Day celebration. The aircraft appeared to lose control during a maneuver and flew into the ground away from spectators. The Ministry of… Read more

Bearfeat Aerobatics Pilot Randy Harris And Passenger Killed In Crash Near Vance AFB

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Aerobatic pilot Randy Harris, who performed under the label of “Bearfeat Aerobatics”, was killed yesterday when his Skybolt biplane went down near Vance AFB in Oklahoma. His passenger, identified as USAF T-38 instructor pilot 1st Lt. Dale Bryan Shillington, was also killed in the crash. The aircraft was reportedly flying aerobatics when it went out… Read more

Pilot Killed In Crash At 2016 Cold Lake Airshow

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Pilot Bruce “Frac” Evans was killed today when his T-28 Trojan crashed while he was performing at the Cold Lake Airshow in Alberta, Canada. The performance was a solo routine and no other performers or spectators were involved. According to the airshow’s website, Bruce was a Geologist and warbird enthusiast with an Airline Transport Pilot… Read more

Pilot Bill Gordon Killed When P-47 Thunderbolt Crash Lands In Hudson River

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Pilot Bill Gordon, former member of the Iron Eagles Aerobatic Team, has died after the WWII-era P-47 Thunderbolt he was piloting crash landed in the Hudson River near New York City. The aircraft was one of three participating in a photo flight near the city and Statue of Liberty on Friday evening to promote this… Read more

Pilot Steve O’Berg Killed In Saturday Crash At Cameron Airshow

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Pilot Steve O’Berg was killed yesterday when his Pitts S-2B biplane crashed while performing at the airshow in Cameron, MO. No spectators were injured. Video of the crash shows the plane entering a spin and descending into a grove of trees before recovering. The airshow was cancelled for the rest of the day as a… Read more