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mooby 09-17-2011 09:24 AM

Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash
 
[url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44556695/ns/us_news-life/?gt1=43001]'Mass casualties' after crash at Reno air show - US news - Life - msnbc.com[/url]

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.

saden1 09-17-2011 02:12 PM

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Tragic...could have been avoided if we didn't allow 70 yo man fly planes and doing acrobatics with them.

skinsfan57 09-17-2011 05:45 PM

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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.

Mattyk 09-17-2011 06:09 PM

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Horrible

Schneed10 09-17-2011 11:31 PM

Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash
 
[quote=mooby;836414][URL="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44556695/ns/us_news-life/?gt1=43001"]'Mass casualties' after crash at Reno air show - US news - Life - msnbc.com[/URL]

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.[/quote]

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.

Alvin Walton 09-17-2011 11:52 PM

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[quote=saden1;836448]Tragic...could have been avoided if we didn't allow 70 yo man fly planes and doing acrobatics with them.[/quote]

Really?
70 years is the cut off date?
What do you base that on?

Alvin Walton 09-17-2011 11:54 PM

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[quote=Schneed10;836509]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.[/quote]

Less dangerous than riding in a car.

mooby 09-18-2011 12:43 AM

[QUOTE=Schneed10;836509]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.[/QUOTE]

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.

over the mountain 09-18-2011 09:38 AM

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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.

saden1 09-18-2011 09:54 AM

Re: Mass Casualties in Air Show Crash
 
[quote=Alvin Walton;836510]Really?
70 years is the cut off date?
What do you base that on?[/quote]

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.

hooskins 09-18-2011 09:55 AM

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The video of the crash seemed unreal, almost like a movie. Terrible.

Lotus 09-18-2011 10:12 AM

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[quote=over the mountain;836538]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.[/quote]

In West Virginia. Bad weekend for air shows.

[url=http://news.yahoo.com/historic-plane-crashes-west-virginia-air-show-000337289.html]Historic plane crashes at West Virginia air show - Yahoo! News[/url]

Mattyk 09-18-2011 10:37 AM

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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.

SolidSnake84 09-18-2011 07:47 PM

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[quote=saden1;836540]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.[/quote]

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...

saden1 09-18-2011 09:16 PM

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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.


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