Skip to comments.Raw Video: Pilot Dies in Poland Air Show Crash
Posted on 06/19/2011 12:13:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
A small plane lost control and plunged into a river Saturday as it performed stunts at an air show in Poland. The pilot, the only person on board, was killed.
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At that speed, stopping in that short a distance is not good for you. I doubt he drowned...
Looks like he ran out of energy (airspeed) at the top of that manuever. He made a good effort to recover and it looks like he needed about 100 feet more altitude. RIP
but there are no old bold pilots.
Tragic..we lost one of the best.
Almost every year at the Oshkosh (Wis) Air Show, some plane crashes. Usually one of the 'homemade' experimental ones that do not require FAA inspection or approval (Hey Ma, watch THIS!). And they're all on Video too.
Plus, somewhere in the US, besides at Air Shows, there's some private plane that crashes on a weekly basis. And besides a writeup in the 'Yokel Gazette' there's nothing on them.
So. Is it the 'Polish' factor that makes this crash news?
Is THAT supposed to be funny or something?
Raw video is for barbarians. Thanks anyway.
Trying the “Lomcovic” maneuver at that altitude is just asking for trouble.
Last week I posted an item about a blimp that crashed in Germany and the week before that a video of an Iranian military plane that crashed.
I would say the question of if this is news is in the eye of the beholder. What struck me about this particular video is how close the plane crashed to the boats.
“Usually one of the ‘homemade’ experimental ones that do not require FAA inspection or approval”
Aircraft licensed in the Experimental, Amateur Built (EAB) category ARE required to undergo FAA inspection, AND complete a flight test regime as part of earning their Airworthiness Certificates.
If you take the time to actually visit Airventure in Oshkosh at the end of July, you’ll see all sorts of aircraft, from little ultralights to capable business class aircraft, all licensed as “experimental”. Don’t let the designation fool you, many of these aircraft have features that you just wont find on most certified aircraft since they’re not restricted by a Type Certificate that effectively stops any further innovation once it’s issued by the FAA.
These “homemade” airplanes (as you put it), serve a very valuable role as test beds for aeronautical development, and in many cases, become the prototypes for eventual certification. For example, the very popular Cirrus started from the VK30 design created by the Klapmeyer (sp) brothers, Cessna sells a version of what started as a Lancair kit, Piper recently sold a light two-seater primary trainer based on a Zenith design.
Of course, the accident rate of these new designs without thousands of accumulated flight hours is higher, but not alarmingly so overall. Cessna lost both its Dreamcatcher prototypes during certification testing (fortunately without loss of life). It comes with the territory of testing new aircraft designs.
There is a lot of sensationalistic video of fatal airplane crashes on YouTube. Some people no doubt find it entertaining, which to me, seems ghoulish. Those are real people in those airplanes, and their loss is always tragic.
I’ve been rereading articles about stalling the wing lately. You can stall your wing in any flight regime, including straight down. He got too low, and could do nothing about it. He either flew it into the water, or he would have stalled it into the water anyway by pulling up farther than the wings would cooperate.
Military planes would be news too, from whatever country. The avionics today should prevent a crash. So the pilot 'had' to be ding something dumb.
Been to Wis a lot of times and they can take their disdain of us 'FIBS' and shove it. (But they suuuure do love the money us 'FIBS' spend in their cow pasture of a state)
Yes, and that’s a crucial observation. That’s why military aircraft have used AOA (Angle of Attack) indicators for years - you can stall the wing at any speed, any attitude, any time. Thankfully, the experimental aircraft sector has been using AOA indicators in the past couple of decades (?) or so... and while certified AOAs are less common, I hope they will be. They are lifesavers.
Beginnig a maneouver with insufficient altitude for recovery is sometimes survivable . . . .if you have an ejection seat.