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Old 16th Mar 2007, 22:34   #1 (permalink)
 
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l39 albatross Crash at Titusville

Happened today friday, at Airshow in Titusville, FL. Pilot killed.
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Old 17th Mar 2007, 00:05   #2 (permalink)

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Titusville, FL -- A lawyer flying a stunt plane at an air show died when he crashed and burned on the opening day of the weekend-long TICO Warbird Air Show. Eilon Krugman-Kadi of Gainesville was taking the small military-style L-39 Albatross on a loop that he apparently wasn't able to pull out of. (Source: Fox 35 Orlando)
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TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- A lawyer flying a stunt plane at an air show crashed and died Friday before a number of spectators, authorities said.

Eilon Krugman-Kadi, of Gainesville, was taking the small military-style L-39 Albatross on a loop that he apparently wasn't able to pull out of, police said. The fiery crash happened on the opening day of the weekend-long TICO Warbird Air Show.

Note: Orlando media is reporting that Eilon Krugman-Kadi is a former Israeili fighter pilot.

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Old 17th Mar 2007, 00:22   #4 (permalink)
 
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This is a partial list of recent L-39 Crashes in the US ...
Needless to say that there is a problem, either poor pilot training, Maybe the attitude of the people buying these aircrafts or technical problems inherent of the design itself. (Or a combination)

14 records meet your criteria.

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2/26/2006

California City, CA
Aero Vodochody L39
N39DF
Fatal(2)
Part 91: General Aviation
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1/25/2006
2/26/2007
Ketchikan, AK
Aero Vodochody L-39MS
N104XX
Fatal(1)
Part 91: General Aviation
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3/7/2005
6/8/2005
Shreveport, LA
Aero Vodochody Aero. Works L-39C
N8098T
Nonfatal
Part 91: General Aviation
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10/19/2004
2/28/2006
Hyak, WA
Aero Vodochody Aero. Works L-39C
N39TJ
Fatal(2)
Part 91: General Aviation
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8/24/2003
1/24/2005
Forest Hill, MD
Aero Vodochody L-39ZO
N298RD
Fatal(1)
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Probable Cause

6/30/2003
7/29/2004
Gadsden, AL
Aero Vodochody Aero Works L39C
N8125R
Fatal(1)
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Factual ,
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5/30/2003
12/28/2004
Tracy, CA
Aero Vodochody L-39
N139RH
Fatal(1)
Part 91: General Aviation
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Factual ,
Probable Cause

10/30/2001
6/18/2002
Wilmington, DE
Aero Vodochody Aero. Works L-39C
N90688
Nonfatal
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2/10/2001
4/29/2003
Pecan Island, LA
Aero Vodochody L-39C
N901NL
Fatal(2)
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Probable Cause

1/24/2001
7/15/2002
Watkins, CO
Aero Vodochody Aero. Works L-39CT
N602MC
Fatal(2)
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Factual ,
Probable Cause

12/16/2000
4/19/2001
HILTON HEAD ISL, SC
Aero Vodochody Aero. Works L-39C
N139CG
Nonfatal
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Probable Cause
Factual ,
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9/18/1998
3/31/2000
MESA, AZ
Aero Vodochody Aero. Works L-39
N44529
Nonfatal
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7/3/1998
2/15/2001
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Aero Vodochody Aero. Works L-39C
N7868M
Fatal(2)
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10/11/1996
8/21/1997
TILLAMOOK, OR
Aero Vodochody Aero. Works L-29
N7150A
Fatal(2)
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Old 17th Mar 2007, 00:57   #5 (permalink)
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The Michael Chowdry Factual Report.

The Michael Chowdry Probable Cause.


Now that's irony for you - a cargo airline owner dying at least partially because of "the pilot's fatigue (circadian rhythm)."
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Old 17th Mar 2007, 01:06   #6 (permalink)
 
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With all respect to pilots who died (and I mean it) in these accidents, main problem with Albatros crashes is the style in which they are used and flown. This plane was designed as a military trainer and not a toy. When used for it's purpose by properly qualified pilots, it's very safe airplane. When used to it's limits (and mainly due to engine performance it's NOT aerobatics aeroplane), there're great risks involved. And because the original ejection seat is not 0-0 (fact that seemed to be forgotten in some of these cases), there's little chance for "military style" recovery.

It's a great plane and it's nice to fly. I really understand the pleasure owners have and also the tempation to fly it...umm...wildly.

But nature has it's limits...
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