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Two pilots were killed in a collision at a Reno air show

Discussion in 'Aviation Chat' started by rob lay, Sep 17, 2023 at 8:29 PM.

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  1. DoubleD33

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    Are air shows the new cars and coffee….

    I was hoping this show would go off without a hitch as they have a bad wrap as of lately.

    serious question…

    Do planes have Nannie’s that are allowing a false sense of comfort?
  2. Jedi

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    Very sad news - sorry to hear this :(

    Condolences to all involved

  3. Gatorrari

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    The T-6's have always had a rather poor safety record among all the racing classes. Maybe it's the long wingspan. I remember the crash at Cape May years ago that killed four pilots.
  4. rob lay

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    I don't know how much a factor, but it was also kind of the entry class to warbirds. Hell, even I was heavily looking around at T-6's.
  5. jcurry

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  6. red27

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    I think the description is a bit misleading. To be a half mile apart indicates that both aircraft were airborne at the time of the collision, not on the ground. They may well have been in the circuit (pattern) to land at the time, but as ever, the NTSB report will reveal all. ☹️
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  7. tantumaude

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    Look like one called his base and then immediately turned into the path of the other. Apparently there were a few prop strike marks on the wing. The crash happened to the west of the field.
    I wouldn't exactly call base leg 'on landing' but it's certainly part of the landing procedure. Sadly they had just come 1st and 2nd in their race as well.
  8. Rifledriver

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    #9 Rifledriver, Sep 18, 2023 at 5:58 PM
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    What a way to cap off Reno Air Races. Sorry for the loss.

    Evidently on one the tail separated from the aircraft. One went down on the property and one did not.
    It came down between some homes. Did not say how far from homes. I suspect some locals are happy its over.
  9. 1Superleggera

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    T6’s might have a higher wing loading than the other classes? But, I flew one once and was surprised how nimble it was. When I said that to the owner of the plane his response was “ they were used to train people how to fly mustangs”.

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  10. Nurburgringer

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    why didn't you get one Rob?

    After having a flight in their Stearman the T-6 was next on my list

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  11. rob lay

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    I only wanted to own 1 plane, so it needed to be a daily driver. :)
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