Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Nice google video of why it might be a good idea to wear a parachute if you happen to be pushing the physical limits of your airplane.



"Kevin Eldridge Bails out of the Super Corsair at the first annual Phoenix Air races. Notice he turns the plane away from the airshow crowd and points the plane at the ground before bailing out. You can bet his butt was getting really hot judging from the intense flames. The Super Corsair exploded upon impact, a sad loss. Kevin had minor injuries, but he is fine today. Announcer is Sandy Sanders"

3 comments:

Devastator said...

wow! any word on what the cause of the problem was?

Cameron said...

@ the airport I instruct at!

Must have been quite a few years ago....

Mike said...

I was there the day that heppened. Scary. From what I remember, his injuries were a little more than "minor".

The Corsair is one of my favorite aircraft and it was sad to see this one crash.