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Old 20th Apr 2019, 10:15
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jindabyne
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Longton, Lancs, UK
Age: 75
Posts: 1,462
G-KEST

May I offer these 'off the top of my head':

1952 - John Derry's DH110 broke up at the Farnborough airshow 1952 - 31 killed. UK' worst airshow disaster
1962 - Fg Off Blackgrove dived into the ground at RAF Khormaksar - Aden Forces Day, Hunter FGA9
1968 - Farnborough Airshow - Breguet Atlantic crashed into airfield hangar complex
1983 - Air Training Corps/Recruiting Event flypast at Scarborough c1984. RAF lightning crashed into the bay after loss of control in tight turn. I assisted the local police with beach clearance and recovery of the deceased pilot
1984 - Farborough Airshow - Bill Loverseed (ex Red Arrows leader) crashed, spectacularly, on the runway after a tight finals turn
1993 - Two Russian Mig 29s collided over the airfield - both pilots ejected and landed near the Red Arrows line. Both came into the BAe hospitality suite about 20 minutes later - calm as cucumbers.
1999 - Paris Airshow. Russian Su 30 failed to pull out after a 'spiral' manoeuvre - clipped his rear end on the airfield and ejected safely.

I witnessed the last five of these.
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