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Hawker Hunter Crash at Shoreham Airshow

Old 22nd Aug 2015, 12:47
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Hawker Hunter Crash at Shoreham Airshow

Another sad weekend for the airshow circuit, reports of a Hawker Hunter lost at the Shoreham Airshow so far no info about the pilot but I hope he/she ejected safely.
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 12:49
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Initial reports not looking good from inside the show. Failed to recover coming out of a loop (reported via a friend inside the show).
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 12:57
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Now reports the crash near to or on the A27.


Unconfirmed reports that the pilot was apparently pulled from the burning wreckage.


Pilot pulled from burning plane at Shoreham Airshow - BBC News
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Sorry it's the Torygraph, but more news from the scene.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/avia...am-Air-Show.ht

Reports are saying that cyclists and cars on the A27 have been hit, but other reports are saying the pilot has been pulled from the wreckage and is off to hospital. Think it's time to wait out until these reports are consolidated and confirmed.
Another sad day. Especially as it's the T7.
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Update to Torygraph link.

Plane crashes at Shoreham Air Show - Live - Telegraph
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new pic on BBC looks like 2 impact points first and then bounce.

Plane crashes at Shoreham Airshow - BBC News
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 13:19
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Don't unclench just yet, looks like the "pilot pulled from wreckage" relates to a light a/c forced landing at Sandown an hour ago.
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 14:26
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Originally Posted by Treble one
Now reports the crash near to or on the A27.
Photos and videos do seem to suggest hitting ground close to the junction of the Coombes Road and A27 and debris/fireball going across A27
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 14:30
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This video has just been posted and appears to have been taken from the higher ground overlooking the crash site. It shows the manoeuvre before the crash and (warning for those who view it) the crash itself.

https://youtu.be/lz0ZOpquWdg
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Sussex Police seem to be reporting two cyclists on A27 being killed as well as injuries to a number of motorists.........
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 15:06
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Poor sods on the A27 just going about their own business.

I HATE airshows, I've lost so many friends/aquaintances in them . . .

RIP all concerned and real consideration for all the Emergency Services involved in the aftermath.

As for getting knickers in a twist over the pilot, I'm far more concerned with those who were involved and not volunteers. They are the real victims, poor souls.
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https://twitter.com/ian_wfc/status/635105236420546560

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7 confirmed fatalities, 1 in hospital with life threatening injuries.
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Canopy is open in that photo.
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How many more low altitude loop crashes will we have to see, every one of them makes me sick to my stomach

Judging by the high angle video he so nearly made it, reminds me of the equally terrible Hawk 200 crash in so many ways.

Sympathies to the pilot and his family, but as for those poor people out for a nice bike ride through the countryside - that is truly horrible.
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Poor sods on the A27 just going about their own business.

I HATE airshows, I've lost so many friends/aquaintances in them . . .

RIP all concerned and real consideration for all the Emergency Services involved in the aftermath.

As for getting knickers in a twist over the pilot, I'm far more concerned with those who were involved and not volunteers. They are the real victims, poor souls.
Thank you Brian for that voice of sanity.

7 killed so far... I cannot easily convay my anger at this needless loss of life- FOR WHAT?

I hope the injured and bereaved fully appreciate the defensive arguments from those in favour of stunt flying geriatric military fast jets that are due to follow...



RIP to those out for a drive on a sunny Saturday afternoon...

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Hawker Hunter Loss at Shoreham Airshow

How was that photo taken ? Those poor people just to the right of the picture. Look like workmen in orange vests ? Time to call it a day I reckon, too many recently.
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 16:33
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Hawker Hunter Loss at Shoreham Airshow

Is that another loss for North Weald ?????
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How was that photo taken ? Those poor people just to the right of the picture. Look like workmen in orange vests ? Time to call it a day I reckon, too many recently.
I would guess they were the marshals directing the traffic to the show.

Looking at the Video It seems to deviate 90 degrees off track from the start of the pull up. Is this not a messed up Roll off the top rather than a loop that missed the gate height.

I agree, too many punchy displays.

Start and end high then fly down. it looks the same to the audience.

RIP everyone.

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Yes, sadly this echos Abingdon 88 and Bratislava 99 to me - missed gate heights are a killer as are loaded rolls as you go over the top. We nearly had one with the Typhoon at RIAT in 05 as well that missed the ground by 10s of feet...

Thoughts are with the Bona Mate that I've been told was flying...

Link to video for those that want draw their own conclusions to this tragic event:
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