GEICO Skytyper Down In NY 5/30

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GEICO Skytyper Down In NY 5/30

Post by RyanS » Wed May 30, 2018 6:45 pm

One of the GEICO Skytyper SNJs has crashed in Melville, NY. No word on the pilot yet but photos show a fiery crash scene. Fingers crossed.

http://abc7ny.com/small-plane-crashes-o ... d/3540092/

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Post by Airshow4444 » Wed May 30, 2018 6:59 pm

The location the plane crashed at is very near the Republic Airport where the team is based.
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Post by Airshow4444 » Wed May 30, 2018 7:02 pm

The team was scheduled to perform this weekend at the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo in MD.

http://www.geicoskytypers.com/schedule/?ytd_1=2013
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Post by Airshow4444 » Wed May 30, 2018 7:04 pm

Good visibility at the time of the incident (1:52pm eastern)
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Post by Adam » Wed May 30, 2018 7:26 pm

The pilot died, according to ABC. Very sad news indeed. http://abc7ny.com/3540092/
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Post by Airshow4444 » Wed May 30, 2018 9:32 pm

Video from CBS New York appears to show the aircraft in a spin
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/38733 ... he-ground/
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Post by RyanS » Wed May 30, 2018 10:37 pm

The pilot has been identified as Ken Johansen.
The Skytypers identified the pilot as Ken Johansen, 52, a professional airline pilot who was a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and a Naval aviator. He is survived by his wife and two children.
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suf ... 1.18845916
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