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2nd Feb 2016, 14:08
Just seen this news flash (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-35473857).

Anyone got any idea what the "second incident"[1] might have been?


[1] and given that the second incident apparently preceded the first by a year or so, are they suggesting time lords were responsible?

2nd Feb 2016, 14:41
My first guess (and it is a pure guess) would be the Jet Provost incident. I saw my life flash before my eyes somewhat that day.

Super VC-10
2nd Feb 2016, 14:45
Main thread in the Military forum. :rolleyes:

India Four Two
2nd Feb 2016, 14:46
I was thinking the same thing:


2nd Feb 2016, 15:36
was this the same driver ?

Downwind Lander
2nd Feb 2016, 16:27
This is the Shoreham Hunter thread:


Lon More
2nd Feb 2016, 17:33
was this the same driver ?


2nd Feb 2016, 18:53

Also reported driving a Porsche Boxter after a miraculous recovery from an induced coma.

See link below:

Shoreham pilot driving Porsche just 5 months after air crash that killed 11 (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6883923/Shoreham-disaster-pilot-seen-driving-Porsche-just-five-months-after-crash-that-killed-11-people.html)

2nd Feb 2016, 19:07
So? That's his car. He has a car commensurate with the lifestyle his salary affords him. What's he supposed to do? "I've had a plane crash - better downgrade the car!"

2nd Feb 2016, 20:39
Porsche Boxster (sp Chronus ) crap, I would have hoped at least a 911, preferably a turbo/gt3 . . . . .

WTF does that have to do with anything, happy for him that whatever injuries he had (including concussion ? ) are sufficiently ameliorated to enable him to be mobile.

Cannot imagine why he didn't eject (unless the discussions about parts out of date are the obvious reason. . . hope not ) & I don't really think we should be headed down this route of crucifying him.

I doubt very much that he planned to plant it, and, if the previous "incident" is seen as a precedent, well, all very well to be fine & clever after the event, but, if someone knowledgable saw it (v likely ) he should have been taken aside & told that he needed a bit of "recurrent" to remind him how to do this steely eyed daring stuff safely. As usual perhaps, some saw/some thought , but no-one took the trouble to address it (including him perhaps) Very difficult to acknowledge ones own weaknesses / drop off in performance . . .very difficult, but it would be nice to think that (if it is found to be applicable ) someone might have had a quiet word in his shell-like to suggest a bit of recurrent training. No loss of face/bruised ego on their part, and sometimes (all of us ) need an external intervention in life to tell us we need to be "helped" (in whatever capacity in life is the problem at the time )

3rd Feb 2016, 14:52
Whoops !

Air show ?grounded? Shoreham crash pilot | The Times (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4681196.ece)

PPRuNe Towers
3rd Feb 2016, 15:17