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RCAF Snowbirds Crash
« on: May 18, 2020, 12:50:16 AM »
A RCAF Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor has crashed shortly after take off.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52701421

As usual, terrible journalism from the BBC, using terms like  " The Snowbirds perform acrobatic stunts for the public ". ::)

They could not even name the aircraft type, which is a Canadair CT-114 Tutor, and of course they have to mention when the team last had an accident. :-X

UPDATE- I have found a video of the crash, which did NOT happen during a flypast as earlier reported.
Two aircraft had just taken off, when one climbed and turned sharp left, there was a bang (possible engine failure) and then another bang, as the pilots then ejected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO_VeHRjZSI

Sadly no sign of parachutes opening in that video. It appears that the aircraft hit a house, one female pilot is being reported as killed, and a male pilot with serious injuries.  :(
« Last Edit: May 18, 2020, 05:57:53 PM by Angry Turnip »