Red Bull Air Racer Mike Mangold Killed In Plane Crash

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Mike Mangold is dead after he was involved in an L-39 Albatros crash Sunday afternoon. Witnesses to the crash say that the aircraft was attempting to takeoff from Apple Valley Airport in Apple Valley, CA when it encountered an issue and crashed. Apple Valley Fire and Police Department spokesman Jason Nailon said that as “the… Read more

Warbird Pilot Killed In Tennessee Airshow Crash Saturday

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Pilot Jay “Flash” Gordon was killed when his L-39 Albatros jet reportedly failed to recover from a dive and crashed yesterday afternoon. Jay was performing at the Wings Over Big South Fork Airshow in Oneida, TN. His flying is maybe most well known from previous appearances at the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in his hometown.… Read more

Pilot Escapes As “Precious Metal” Reno Racer Heavily Damaged In Ground Fire – May Be Total Loss

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While on a fuel stop on the morning of September 8th, the Reno Air Racer “Precious Metal”, a heavily modified P-51 Mustang, was heavily damaged in a ground fire. The pilot escaped without injury but the aircraft is being described as a total loss. A post by the Precious Metal Air Racing Fan Page reads:… Read more

BREAKING NEWS – Hawker Hunter Down On UK Highway, Multiple Casualties Reported

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A Hawker Hunter jet has crashed at the Shoreham Airshow in the UK today, and there are likely to be multiple casualties. The jet came down on a crowded highway just outside the airfield around 1:20pm local time. Multiple videos of the crash have been posted online; the aircraft can be seen coming down from… Read more

Golden Knight Injured In Chicago Collision Dies

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The US Army Golden Knight that was injured in a mid air collision with a US Navy Leap Frog during the Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend has died of his injuries. He has been identified as 32-year-old Sgt. First Class Corey Hood. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Sgt. Hood had served in the Army… Read more

[UPDATED] Breaking: Two Parachutists Injured At Chicago Air And Water Show

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UPDATE: There is still not much information available, but speculation is that the jumpers may have collided in mid-air. This would explain both injuries as well as the apparent unconscious state of the jumper that hit the building. This photo posted by WGNtv.com shows a jumper, identified in the article as a Golden Knight, approaching… Read more

Pilot OK After Spitfire Crashes At Biggin Hill After Losing Power On Takeoff

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Reports from the UK are saying a Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc has crashed shortly after losing power on takeoff from Biggin Hill. The aircraft (MK912) was piloted by former RAF test pilot Dan Griffiths for a routine test flight preparing for the upcoming Battle of Britain commemoration display. The Spitfire experienced a loss of… Read more

[Updated] Pilot Killed In Aircraft Crash At UK’s Oulton Park Carfest

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UPDATE: The pilot, identified as Kevin Whyman, has been confirmed as killed in the crash. In a statement on the Gnat Display Team’s Facebook: The Heritage Aircraft Trust, operator of the Gnat Display Team is very sad to announce the loss of one of its display pilots, Kevin Whyman, at an airshow for CarFest at… Read more