Snowbird Crash in Atlanta

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Snowbird Crash in Atlanta

Post by RyanS » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:37 pm

Hearing reports of a Snowbird crash in Atlanta. Sounds like they were setting up for their show when something happened. #5 ejected and is reportedly safe. Please post any other info here

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Post by RyanS » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:40 pm

The team confirms he is ok. Very very happy to hear this.

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Post by RyanS » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:30 pm

Sounds like the rest of the show has been canceled. The aircraft went down in a field so no damage on the ground.

Pure speculation on my part, but the Tutor is a single engine. A lost engine would give time to aim the plane and eject vs something like a control failure that might happen too quickly to get out. Of course it could be luck that it ended up in the field.

For those unaware, Snowbird 5 is married to Snowbird 2 so she was right there when it happened. I'm sure this is a nightmare scenario for both. She is super nice - stopped me to say hi when I flew with the team last year and has an awesome backstory.

Very, very relieved to hear things worked out ok, at least as far as we know.
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Post by Adam » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:12 pm

FAA statement gives the wrong designation for the Tutor!

Glad to hear nobody was injured.
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Post by Larry I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:00 pm

A friend's daughter was the tech for Number 5 a couple of years ago. She'll be quite concerned about this and for the record it's the Royal Canadian Air Force and my father served a full career with it retiring in 1968. Around that time it became the Canadian Armed Forces which finally was changed back to the original RCAF designation around 2011
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Post by RyanS » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:29 am

Out of the hospital!
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Post by AirshowHawk » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:32 pm

If you haven't already heard the Snowbirds CT-114 aircraft have been temporarily grounded (as is expected):

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national ... ates-crash
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