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Abingdon air show halted after crash landing
« on: May 14, 2017, 05:13:49 PM »
A pilot was injured when he was forced make a crash landing at an air show in Oxfordshire.
The aerobatics display aircraft came down as the pilot was taking part in the annual Abingdon Air and Country Show.
Organisers said he was conscious after a "safe crash landing" and was taken to hospital shortly after 14:30 BST. No-one on the ground was hurt.

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Re: Abingdon air show halted after crash landing
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 05:17:06 PM »
Is that one of the Twister display team aircraft?

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Re: Abingdon air show halted after crash landing
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 05:34:28 PM »
It is one of the Twisters, yes.

Very eventful day. an Avro 504 of The Great War display team at Abingdon suffered engine failure on its first ever display, and was forced into an emergency landing just after the airshow resumed.

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Re: Abingdon air show halted after crash landing
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 05:38:30 PM »
The aircraft looks pretty much intact which is good to see-hopefully no serious injuries.

Doubtless the papers will have a field day with this :-\

For example this non-researched piece of dung...............http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/614131/pilot-plane-nosedive-ground-crash-hospital-emergency-Abingdon-Air-Country-Show-Oxfordshire
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Re: Abingdon air show halted after crash landing
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2017, 06:19:51 PM »
The aircraft looks pretty much intact which is good to see-hopefully no serious injuries.

Doubtless the papers will have a field day with this :-\

For example this non-researched piece of dung...............http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/614131/pilot-plane-nosedive-ground-crash-hospital-emergency-Abingdon-Air-Country-Show-Oxfordshire

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Re: Abingdon air show halted after crash landing
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 10:13:34 PM »
That article....

They even mix up the incidents and say its the Avro 504 which was a separate incident at the show which resulted in an emergency landing that was executed perfectly. The go on to say it was a twister aerobatics display aircraft that crashed.

They really don't have a clue.

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Re: Abingdon air show halted after crash landing
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 02:31:06 PM »
Update on the pilot from the Twister Aerobatics Team Facebook page:
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Twister Aerobatics Team
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We would like to thank everyone for their messages of support following Sunday's incident at Abingdon Air & Country Show. The pilot of "Twister 2" has been recovering in the John Radcliffe Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries. We must thank all the emergency services and the Abingdon organisers for their speedy and professional response and help following the incident.

Great to hear he will make a full recovery! :)