Three Golden Knights Injured In Training Accident; Two In Critical Condition

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Three members of the US Army Golden Knights parachute team remain hospitalized tonight after they were injured early this morning during a pre-dawn training jump at Homestead ARB near Miami. The incident occurred right around 4am, when two of the soldiers were airlifted and the third was transported by ambulance. Two remain in critical condition… Read more

BREAKING: US Navy Blue Angels Pilot Suffers Landing Mishap In El Centro

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An unnamed pilot of the US Navy Blue Angels was thankfully uninjured after a landing mishap at NAF El Centro today. The pilot was landing at the base when the aircraft’s main landing gear failed to extend properly. The pilot was able to make an emergency landing with the F-18 Hornet without injuring himself or… Read more

GEICO Skytypers Pilot Ken Johansen Killed In Long Island Crash

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Ken Johansen, a member of the the GEICO Skytypers airshow team, was killed earlier today when his SNJ-2 aircraft crashed in Melville, NY on Long Island. Witnesses say the aircraft encountered an issue in flight, leading to the crash. The crash site was in a residential area not far from the team’s home airport, the… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Cancel Appearances After Fatal Accident

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Following a crash which killed Thunderbird #4, the team has canceled some upcoming shows. As of April 6th, the team’s performances at March AFB and Sun ‘n Fun have been canceled. The rest of the season schedule is still to be determined. Canceling shows while the team stands down to investigate the mishap and take… Read more

Red Arrows Engineer Killed In RAF Valley Hawk Crash

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A Royal Air Force engineer was killed Tuesday when a Red Arrow jet crashed at RAF Valley in North Wales. Corporal Jonathan Bayliss was riding in the Hawk T1 aircraft when it crashed around 1:30pm local time. The pilot survived and is currently receiving medical treatment for his injuries. The Hawk training aircraft was flying… Read more

USAF Report: Wet Runway Contributed To Thunderbird F-16 Crash In Dayton

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US Air Force officials stated that “excess speed and insufficient stopping distance” on a soaked runway resulted in the crash of a two seat F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the USAF Thunderbirds in Dayton, Ohio this past June. Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, Thunderbird #8, was in command of the jet at the time of the… Read more

Vlado Lenoch And Passenger Killed In Kansas P-51 Mustang Crash

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Nearly everyone in the airshow community lost a friend this weekend. Pilot Vlado Lenoch, along with passenger Bethany Root, was killed when the P-51 Mustang “Baby Duck” crashed near Atchison, Kansas Sunday morning. Vlado had performed at the Amelia Earhart Festival the previous night in Atchison. Bethany was the manager of the airport there, and… Read more

Thunderbirds Return To Flying, Airshows After Dayton Landing Incident

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The US Air Force Thunderbirds announced today that they are returning to flying operations this week, and it sounds like they have every intention of performing as scheduled this weekend in Traverse City, MI. The remaining aircraft departed Dayton today to return to their home base of Nellis AFB, and they will fly a practice… Read more

USAF Thunderbird F-16 Involved In Mishap At 2017 Dayton Air Show

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AirshowStuff has learned that an F-16 belonging to the USAF Thunderbirds has been involved in an incident at the Dayton Air Show in Dayton, OH. According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred after the F-16 landed and was taxiing. The plane went off the runway and is currently in the grass. Law enforcement in the Dayton… Read more

Air Force Announces Report Findings On 2016 Thunderbird #6 Crash – Pilot Cleared

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The US Air Force says that the crash of Thunderbird #6 into a Colorado field earlier this year was caused by a throttle malfunction. The finding was part of the Accident Investigation Board report on the incident, announced today by Air Combat Command. The crash occurred shortly after a flyby of the United States Air… Read more