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Copperhead310th
07-28-2007, 07:16 AM
http://cmsimg.thenorthwestern.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=U0&Date=20070728&Category=OSH&ArtNo=707280376&Ref=AR&Profile=2046&MaxW=600

Two planes collide while landing during the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture show, Friday, July 27, 2007, in Oshkosh, Wis. The FAA said the accident with the two P-51 Mustangs happened after the planes finished a performance at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture show. The collision left one pilot confirmed dead, the FAA said. The annual convention is considered one of the world's largest gatherings of recreational aviators.


1 Killed in Wisconsin Airshow Crash
Saturday, July 28, 2007 5:02 AM EDT
The Associated Press


OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) " Two single-engine war planes at an experimental airshow collided while landing Friday, killing one of the pilots and injuring the other, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the collision with the two P-51 Mustangs happened at 3:17 p.m. after the planes finished a performance at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture show.

P-51 Mustangs are single-seat fighters that were used in World War II.

FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board investigators were on the scene on Friday.

NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz said one pilot died and the other had minor injuries when the planes clipped wings on landing. He said an NTSB investigator on the scene scheduled a news briefing at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wittman Regional Airport terminal.

On Monday, a veteran pilot trying to break a speed record en route to Oshkosh was killed when his small, experimental plane crashed into an apartment building and playground in Switzerland.

The pilot, identified as Hans Georg Schmid, a former Swissair pilot, had been trying to break a world record for a solo single-engine flight. He had planned to fly more than 4,970 miles with a C1-D class of plane, aiming to reach his destination in 30 hours.

The annual convention is considered one of the world's largest gatherings of recreational aviators. It draws more than 600,000 people and 10,000 planes from around the world. The weeklong event ends Sunday.

I know a ;ot of out ppl here on the forums try and go to Oshkosh every year for this event. and i think a few even live nearby. So was anyone there from the forums, and does anyone have more information?

Copperhead310th
07-28-2007, 07:16 AM
http://cmsimg.thenorthwestern.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=U0&Date=20070728&Category=OSH&ArtNo=707280376&Ref=AR&Profile=2046&MaxW=600

Two planes collide while landing during the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture show, Friday, July 27, 2007, in Oshkosh, Wis. The FAA said the accident with the two P-51 Mustangs happened after the planes finished a performance at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture show. The collision left one pilot confirmed dead, the FAA said. The annual convention is considered one of the world's largest gatherings of recreational aviators.


1 Killed in Wisconsin Airshow Crash
Saturday, July 28, 2007 5:02 AM EDT
The Associated Press


OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) " Two single-engine war planes at an experimental airshow collided while landing Friday, killing one of the pilots and injuring the other, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the collision with the two P-51 Mustangs happened at 3:17 p.m. after the planes finished a performance at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture show.

P-51 Mustangs are single-seat fighters that were used in World War II.

FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board investigators were on the scene on Friday.

NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz said one pilot died and the other had minor injuries when the planes clipped wings on landing. He said an NTSB investigator on the scene scheduled a news briefing at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wittman Regional Airport terminal.

On Monday, a veteran pilot trying to break a speed record en route to Oshkosh was killed when his small, experimental plane crashed into an apartment building and playground in Switzerland.

The pilot, identified as Hans Georg Schmid, a former Swissair pilot, had been trying to break a world record for a solo single-engine flight. He had planned to fly more than 4,970 miles with a C1-D class of plane, aiming to reach his destination in 30 hours.

The annual convention is considered one of the world's largest gatherings of recreational aviators. It draws more than 600,000 people and 10,000 planes from around the world. The weeklong event ends Sunday.

I know a ;ot of out ppl here on the forums try and go to Oshkosh every year for this event. and i think a few even live nearby. So was anyone there from the forums, and does anyone have more information?

luftluuver
07-28-2007, 07:27 AM
see http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/6651068775

Copperhead310th
07-28-2007, 07:39 AM
yeah. i didn't see that one. sry.
i just got up. and this was the 1st new story i saw as i got online. i thought it was important enough o post.

farbertwo
07-28-2007, 04:57 PM
this might be the same. taken in kalamazoo Michigan in about 1999. Kalamazoo Air Zoo, air show. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/farber2/Scan150May232001.jpg

farbertwo
07-28-2007, 05:03 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/farber2/Scan164May232001.jpg

HuninMunin
07-28-2007, 05:50 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I just hate it when that happens.
But I'd rather see them flying then stuck into a museum ( if they are still airworthy ).