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Originally posted by planeman
[That was a Sukhoi. And it was a couple of years ago in Ukraine.
[edit on 28-3-2006 by planeman]
Originally posted by skippytjcIs it just me, or do Migs crash alot at air shows?
Originally posted by carcharodon
Well Russian planes do have a fame of troubles and bad maintenance. Also the pilots that fly those plane are nuts, they just want to show the planes so much that they often violate basic safety rules in order to impress and make mistakes or pull the aircraft beyond its limits.
Originally posted by Travellar
[Note the Flankerjet was turning in towards the crowd, a manuver prohibited at US airshows. Also note that the Thunderbird was a good distance off when it crashed, and not turning in. (I'm wondering if that was an airshow or a practice day. despite what the website said it was)