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Snowbird down in Atlanta

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posted on Oct, 13 2019 @ 12:50 PM
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A Canadian Snowbird has crashed near the Atlanta Motor Speedway. They were performing at the Atlanta Airshow at the time, when aircraft number 5 went down while they were setting up for their performance. The pilot, Captain Kevin Domon-Grenier was able to eject safely, and the aircraft went down in an unpopulated area.

Few details are available at this point, as it's a breaking story.




posted on Oct, 13 2019 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Weather and visibility here are crap right now so maybe that had a hand in it? Glad the pilot got out ok.



posted on Oct, 13 2019 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Yeah it is. It might have, but it looks like they were coming from a decent distance from the track, so it could have been a bird strike, or a mechanical issue. The picture on Twitter, the ceiling is pretty high around the track.


edit on 10/13/2019 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 13 2019 @ 01:11 PM
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At least the pilot is safe...

OP, thanks for sharing this with us.



posted on Oct, 13 2019 @ 01:11 PM
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Seems like everything worked out for the best. Pilot ejected, plane goes down in an unpopulated area.



posted on Oct, 13 2019 @ 02:46 PM
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Glad the pilot ejected safely. My initial reaction was- "Why is snowbird over Atlanta..in broad daylight? " Then I remembered the Canadian aircraft of the same name...



posted on Oct, 13 2019 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: CrownCartwheelCreed

Yep. They were performing at the airshow with the Thunderbirds, and some unusual other aircraft.



posted on Oct, 13 2019 @ 05:03 PM
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The aircraft impacted a field several miles from the track. Captain Domon-Grenier is actually married to Captain Sarah Dallaire, who is the pilot of Snowbird #2. She was flying with the rest of the team at the time.

airshowstuff.com...



posted on Oct, 13 2019 @ 05:05 PM
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Way to ruin an airshow.





Glad there were no casualties.



posted on Oct, 13 2019 @ 10:27 PM
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Captain Domon-Grenier was released from the hospital with a clean bill of health.




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