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

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

Chinese Demonstration Team Pilot Killed In Training Accident

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Chinese military pilot Yu Xu was killed over the weekend after a problem during a training mission, Chinese media has reported. She was the one of the first female military pilots in the country and a member of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s “August 1st” aerobatic team. The team is the equivalent of the… Read more

Navy Releases Report From Blue Angel 6 Crash Investigation

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The United States Navy has concluded their investigation into the fatal crash of a Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet earlier this year in June, which killed Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. The publicly released JAGMAN report lists “pilot error” as the primary cause, stating that Capt. Kuss was too low (3,196 feet) and was flying too fast… Read more

Pilot Killed In Crash At Airshow Of The Cascades

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Pilot Marcus Paine was killed today when his Stearman biplane crashed during a performance at the Airshow of the Cascades in Madras, Oregon. He was the only person on board and no one on the ground was injured. Paine was reportedly performing aerobatics when he hit the ground. The remainder of the airshow was canceled… 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

USAF Thunderbirds Will Resume 2016 Season At Ocean City

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The USAF Thunderbirds will resume their 2016 airshow season this coming weekend (June 18-19) in Ocean City, MD. The team had been on a stand down after the crash of Thunderbird #6 on June 2nd. Pilot Maj. Alex Turner was able to safely eject during the incident. He has not flown with the team yet… Read more

Patrouille Suisse Pilots Safe After Mid-Air Collision And Crash In The Netherlands

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An F-5 Tiger II fighter jet flown by the Patrouille Suisse team has crashed in the Netherlands. The #5 pilot reportedly ejected to safety following a mid-air collision. The other aircraft involved landed safely. The Patrouille Suisse is a demonstration squadron of the Swiss Air Force and regularly performs at airshows across Europe. The team… Read more