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Hawker Hunter crashes at airshow; multiple dead reported

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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 07:21 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Zaph, why feed the troll? Not only does he not have a clue about which he speaks, but he's also a "freeman" proponent (you can tell from his "consent to statute" mantra) so no actual logical, sensible argument will hold sway with him. He is bent on painting the pilot as a daredevil or suicidal maniac - ignore him and he'll go away.




posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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Back on the local radio news again today as the investigation into this continues.It turns out that pilot Andy Hill had been told off for flying his Jet Provost T5 too low and close to the crowd at the Southport airshow in 2014.This happened on the first day of the display (saturday) and he was told to amend his display for the sunday.It has since been decided that the Shoreham air show will not be held this year.

www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: Imagewerx
Back on the local radio news again today as the investigation into this continues.It turns out that pilot Andy Hill had been told off for flying his Jet Provost T5 too low and close to the crowd at the Southport airshow in 2014.This happened on the first day of the display (saturday) and he was told to amend his display for the sunday.It has since been decided that the Shoreham air show will not be held this year.

www.bbc.co.uk...


I was at this airshow in Southport, and yes, he came really close to the ground at the bottom of his loop. When I came home I said to my wife there was nearly a crash. He was over the beach at this point and quite a bit from the spectators, so I don't think there would have been any spectators hurt due to the direction he was flying. I am going to check my old photo's now, but I am sure I didn't record the incident. To be honest I didn't even realise his routine was cut short.
edit on 5-2-2016 by nelloh62 because: spelling



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: nelloh62

originally posted by: Imagewerx
Back on the local radio news again today as the investigation into this continues.It turns out that pilot Andy Hill had been told off for flying his Jet Provost T5 too low and close to the crowd at the Southport airshow in 2014.This happened on the first day of the display (saturday) and he was told to amend his display for the sunday.It has since been decided that the Shoreham air show will not be held this year.

www.bbc.co.uk...


I was at this airshow in Southport, and yes, he came really close to the ground at the bottom of his loop. When I came home I said to my wife there was nearly a crash. He was over the beach at this point and quite a bit from the spectators, so I don't think there would have been any spectators hurt due to the direction he was flying. I am going to check my old photo's now, but I am sure I didn't record the incident. To be honest I didn't even realise his routine was cut short.


I don't think it was cut short that day,but on the Sunday he was told to do the display higher and further away from the spectators.



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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My apologies, I had read somewhere that his routine was cut short that day and returned to airport immediately, maybe I read it wrong. I was also there the next day, and to be honest, he didn't seem much further from the spectators ( although perspective can be deceiving )



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: stumason

It isn't my choice to paint him. He did that himself.

We all know now he was a fool who spoiled it for the rest of you.



posted on Mar, 3 2017 @ 04:43 PM
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More than a year later and the final report by the AAIB was made public today.Part of it suggests the pilot 'thought' he was flying his normal Jet Provost (he had less hours in the Hunter than the JP) and the more agile JP would have been capable of carrying out this manoeuver successfully.

It all comes down to pilot error as he started the manoeuver below the minnimum for aerobatics at a public airshow,with too little power on and below the minimum air speed for such a manoeuver.It is possible the aircraft had a faulty altimeter leading the pilot to believe he had more altitude then he really did have.Also the required preventive maintenance wasn't carried out on the plane's engine leading to a possible problem with the fuel supply system while the Hunter was laid up for a long period.

www.gov.uk...



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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While ultimately the pilot was at fault, it should also be noted that there were a number of regulatory factors involved as well. They didn't cause the crash, but they created an environment where the crash could happen.




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