Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Off-Topic Discussion > Parking Lot


Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

Parking Lot


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
MVP
 
mooby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NoVa
Age: 26
Posts: 11,812
Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

'Mass casualties' after crash at Reno air show - US news - Life - msnbc.com

Boy this is absolutely heartbreaking to read. Not a lot dead so far, thankfully, but at least 50 injured, and we're not talking your standard cuts and bruises, we're talking severed limbs and such. I can't believe such a thing would happen, and from reading the article it appears the pilot actually saved lives by pulling up so he would hit the runway instead of the crowd. I've been to about 4 air shows at Andrews Air Force Base, and not once have I actually thought about the potential consequences if one of the aircraft were to hit the crowd like that.

R.I.P. to those who died and my thoughts go out to their families and friends.
mooby is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 09-17-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
Eternally Legendary
 
saden1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle
Age: 34
Posts: 9,858
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

Tragic...could have been avoided if we didn't allow 70 yo man fly planes and doing acrobatics with them.
__________________
"The Redskins have always suffered from chronic organizational deformities under Snyder."

-Jenkins
saden1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 05:45 PM   #3
Camp Scrub
 
skinsfan57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Herndon,Virginia
Posts: 83
Unhappy Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

i'm a big air racing fan and this is hard to take.the word is a trim tab on the horizontal stabilizer broke off.
skinsfan57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 06:09 PM   #4
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 80,440
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

Horrible
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 11:31 PM   #5
RG Glee
 
Schneed10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Age: 34
Posts: 8,279
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

Quote:
Originally Posted by mooby View Post
'Mass casualties' after crash at Reno air show - US news - Life - msnbc.com

Boy this is absolutely heartbreaking to read. Not a lot dead so far, thankfully, but at least 50 injured, and we're not talking your standard cuts and bruises, we're talking severed limbs and such. I can't believe such a thing would happen, and from reading the article it appears the pilot actually saved lives by pulling up so he would hit the runway instead of the crowd. I've been to about 4 air shows at Andrews Air Force Base, and not once have I actually thought about the potential consequences if one of the aircraft were to hit the crowd like that.

R.I.P. to those who died and my thoughts go out to their families and friends.
Seriously? After all the times there have been crashes at air shows, it never occurred to you that this can happen?

Fairly dangerous thing to attend.
Schneed10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 11:52 PM   #6
Playmaker
 
Alvin Walton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Holland, Michigan
Posts: 4,234
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

Quote:
Originally Posted by saden1 View Post
Tragic...could have been avoided if we didn't allow 70 yo man fly planes and doing acrobatics with them.
Really?
70 years is the cut off date?
What do you base that on?
__________________
REDSKINS FAN SINCE 1968
Alvin Walton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 11:54 PM   #7
Playmaker
 
Alvin Walton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Holland, Michigan
Posts: 4,234
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schneed10 View Post
Seriously? After all the times there have been crashes at air shows, it never occurred to you that this can happen?

Fairly dangerous thing to attend.
Less dangerous than riding in a car.
__________________
REDSKINS FAN SINCE 1968
Alvin Walton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 12:43 AM   #8
MVP
 
mooby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NoVa
Age: 26
Posts: 11,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schneed10 View Post
Seriously? After all the times there have been crashes at air shows, it never occurred to you that this can happen?

Fairly dangerous thing to attend.
I guess I shouldn't have put it that way. The threat has always been there, and I've seen plenty of videos of things like planes crashing at air shows happen, but while I've been there the thought has never crossed my mind that it's a dangerous place to be. A better way of putting it would be I've never really felt in danger at an air show or been uncertain about attending due to the dangers.
mooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 09:38 AM   #9
Playmaker
 
over the mountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: baltimore
Posts: 3,180
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

there was another air show crash with fatalities this weekend i believe in mass?

reminds me of when the stealth bomber crashed in annapolis at a air show . . you just never know what will happen when you leave the house.
over the mountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 09:54 AM   #10
Eternally Legendary
 
saden1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle
Age: 34
Posts: 9,858
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alvin Walton View Post
Really?
70 years is the cut off date?
What do you base that on?
Actually 60 should be the cutoff line. I base it on the fact that old people aren't quick to react, strong enough and they have a tendency to be absent minded.
__________________
"The Redskins have always suffered from chronic organizational deformities under Snyder."

-Jenkins
saden1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 09:55 AM   #11
Most Interesting Man in the World
 
hooskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Age: 27
Posts: 8,606
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

The video of the crash seemed unreal, almost like a movie. Terrible.
__________________
Vacancy
hooskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 10:12 AM   #12
Mann Up HOF!
 
Lotus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 10,438
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

Quote:
Originally Posted by over the mountain View Post
there was another air show crash with fatalities this weekend i believe in mass?

reminds me of when the stealth bomber crashed in annapolis at a air show . . you just never know what will happen when you leave the house.
In West Virginia. Bad weekend for air shows.

Historic plane crashes at West Virginia air show - Yahoo! News
__________________
Rooting for the Dallas Cowboys should be recognized as a treatable mental disorder.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 10:37 AM   #13
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 80,440
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

Doesn't seem that the pilot's age was a factor here. They're looking at mechanical failure or modifications that were made to the plane.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 07:47 PM   #14
The Starter
 
SolidSnake84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Stephens City, VA
Posts: 1,859
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

Quote:
Originally Posted by saden1 View Post
Actually 60 should be the cutoff line. I base it on the fact that old people aren't quick to react, strong enough and they have a tendency to be absent minded.
THIS^^^^^^

Older folks doing things is perfectly fine, but any type of application where you need a license (automobile, motorcycle, airplane, etc...) they should have to take a skills test to ensure they are still safe.

In this case the pilot's age was not a factor. But, having older folks re-test to ensure they are still safe i don't think is a bad thing, or descriminatory. You have to take a test in the first place to get these certifications, and i don't think its unfair to have people re-test to keep them...
__________________
Time to nut up or shut up
SolidSnake84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 09:16 PM   #15
Eternally Legendary
 
saden1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle
Age: 34
Posts: 9,858
Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash

What are they suppose to say? It was a factor? Give me a break...he was 74 yo doing 2G turns and traveling at high speed.

Not a factor my ass....I would sue the organizers to hell.
__________________
"The Redskins have always suffered from chronic organizational deformities under Snyder."

-Jenkins
saden1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.40880 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25