Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

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Post by RyanS » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:25 am

Wingnut wrote: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:22 am Vancouver courier just posted this image. Can’t quite tell what it is but it doesn’t look good. Hope everyone on board is ok
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Dragon Rapide
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Post by Dan Gagnon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:27 am

RyanS wrote: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:23 am Update on the incident from someone at the airport.

Sounds like a loss of control on takeoff or landing for a warbird passenger flight after the airshow. It does not sound fatal or catastrophic, but the aircraft is significantly damaged.
Hope everyone is ok!
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Post by Lancerb1b » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:29 am

Just a guess on my part , it kind of looks like the dragon rapide? Of course I'm speculating. Hope everyone's ok. It was offering flights to the public I believe.
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Post by RyanS » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:30 am

https://www.vancourier.com/news/breakin ... 1.23397314
An woman who attended to Abbotsford Airshow told the Courier her and her friends were waiting for traffic to subside following the end of the Abbotsford International Airshow, when the the vintage plane appeared to be attempting to take off when it suddenly nosedived and hit the ground front first.
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Post by JA Boomer » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:32 am

RyanS wrote: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:23 am Update on the incident from someone at the airport.

Sounds like a loss of control on takeoff or landing for a warbird passenger flight after the airshow. It does not sound fatal or catastrophic, but the aircraft is significantly damaged.
Here's hoping no one was seriously injured.
Dan Gagnon wrote: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:13 am How was the NORAD fly-by? I know the F-15 not showing up sucked, but it sounds like Friday had 2 x CF-18s and 2 x F-16s, which is still a good looking formation. Was it the same today? Any extra solo passes by aircraft?
Honestly the best part was the take-offs. I don't have any good shots of it yet. Single take-offs, form-up, three formation passes while they talk about Santa :P , and then they depart to "burn off fuel", formation battle break and landing. No burner passes :? .
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Post by RyanS » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:32 am

Seeing a couple witness accounts that it lost control on takeoff.

Photo of the incident aircraft at the show:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
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Post by RyanS » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:43 am

Not sure if this is based on new information or just a generic statement, but here's the A-10 Demo Team's take:

https://twitter.com/A10DemoTeam/status/ ... 0915822592
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Post by AirshowHawk » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:04 am

The aircraft in question is infact the Dragon Rapide from Historic Flight Foundation. Rides were available to be purchased to be able to fly on either the TBM Avenger or on the Dragon Rapide and it seems like the people that were onboard were paying to go on an adventure of their life time that tragically went south.

Two people were airlifted and generally when that happens here it’s because the person is in serious condition. My thoughts and prayers to everyone on board the flight after the show.
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Post by Dan Gagnon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:05 am

Article from GlobalNews. 5 people injured. 2 taken by hospital via air ambulance, 3 by ground.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4383253/abbo ... how-crash/
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