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To: Clive

Was that the accident with the Nimrod? That was quite shocking to see a plane that size lose control like that, and quite sad, too. I worked with some RCAF pilots who knew those guys.


13 posted on 11/03/2005 1:37:06 PM PST by -YYZ-
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To: -YYZ-
"Was that the accident with the Nimrod?"

No, it was two snowbirds coming into contact coming off the top of a formation loop, while vertical downward. One aircraft just kept going straight in and the pilot was killed. At the CNE airshow

The other aircraft recovered enough to get some height and point himself toward Hamilton so as to avoid the shore and the spectator boats offshore. He was on fire but he had the shoreline and the CNE crowd to the north, the Island Airport to the east and a large fleet of spectator pleasure craft to the south so he had only one way to aim before he ejected. He got out seconds before the aircraft exploded.

20 posted on 11/03/2005 3:20:51 PM PST by Clive
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