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Old 23rd Aug 2015, 22:06
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Shoreham air crash: Man films Hunter hitting A27 road - BBC News
In the video clip it looks very much as if his final moments look more like a high speed stall than a fly into the ground.


I've been thinking the same thing since seeing that clip.

I don't know enough about the stall characteristics of swept wing aircraft but the tail entering ground effect above the trees would give a really unwelcome nose down?

edited: thank Radix for the "high speed stall" reference.

All hopefully needless speculation as the AAIB should be able to deduce much from a chat with a hopefully recovering pilot.

Thoughts are with him living with the accident.

I'm sure the tombstone imperative will take effect and we will see more careful regulation of heights and flight lines in future, which while no real comfort to loved ones will at least be some positive.

Last edited by charliemouse; 23rd Aug 2015 at 22:14. Reason: Another poster added something relevant
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