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Dale "Snort" Snodgrass Reported Dead In Crash

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ShanwickOceanic (netAirspace FAA) 25 Jul 21, 19:45Post
https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/dal ... -accident/

Dale "Snort" Snodgrass, one of the warbird world’s most respected pilots, was reportedly killed on Saturday in the crash of a Marchetti SM.109 in Lewiston, Idaho. Details remain sketchy but the crash occurred just after noon. The aircraft is a high-wing STOL design based on the Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog built by the Italian manufacturer. Snodgrass is known for his many airshow performances in warbirds and was revered in the warbird community.


He's the guy responsible for this legendary lunacy:

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Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:
For it is the number of a man; and its number is One hundred threescore and twelve.
miamiair (netAirspace FAA) 26 Jul 21, 12:14Post
Damn nice guy. His exploits are legendary.

Damn shame. He had just built a house in Idaho; Fort Snort.
And let's get one thing straight. There's a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician; the other is an artist in love with flight. — E. B. Jeppesen
Florida Metal 27 Jul 21, 02:04Post
I loved watching his work - going back to when I saw him flying F-14s at Dayton Airshow and a few others to later one when he was flying the heritage flights at TICO either in a P-51 or the F-86 and then his work with Black Diamond Jet Team in L-39s, T-33, and a Mig-17 - always doing those low passes
darrenvox 06 Aug 21, 14:22Post
my condolances
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miamiair (netAirspace FAA) 07 Aug 21, 20:18Post
https://youtu.be/EvODKP32Vq4

Looks like a guest lock issue. It was mercifully quick.
And let's get one thing straight. There's a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician; the other is an artist in love with flight. — E. B. Jeppesen
ShanwickOceanic (netAirspace FAA) 08 Aug 21, 19:58Post
If that's really what did for him, what a silly way to end a legend.
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:
For it is the number of a man; and its number is One hundred threescore and twelve.
md88dawg 09 Aug 21, 04:24Post
md88dawg 09 Aug 21, 04:28Post
Another video that explains the possible culprit:

miamiair (netAirspace FAA) 09 Aug 21, 08:58Post
ShanwickOceanic wrote:If that's really what did for him, what a silly way to end a legend.


Don't worry about the bullet with your name on it, worry about the one "To Whom It May Concern..."
And let's get one thing straight. There's a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician; the other is an artist in love with flight. — E. B. Jeppesen
Lucas (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 10 Aug 21, 23:03Post
Juan Brown always has good analysis. Sad stuff no matter what happened.
 

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