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ANCFlyer (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 12 Nov 22, 21:13Post
Dallas Executive Airshow

B17 and King Cobra. Appears the King Cobra intersected the B17 just forward of the tail section.

Splash two. . ..the King Cobra and the B17.



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... lying.html


https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... er-dallas/

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/repor ... t/3123720/
LET'S GO BRANDON!!!!
CO777ER (Database Editor & Founding Member) 12 Nov 22, 21:58Post
Really sad to see the video {vsad}
CO777ER (Database Editor & Founding Member) 12 Nov 22, 22:03Post


ShyFlyer (Founding Member) 12 Nov 22, 23:45Post
Due to my job, I've been witness to some very upsetting things. That video is very upsetting. {vsad}
Let's go Brandon
Mark 13 Nov 22, 02:02Post
I got a Facebook post from Dan Gaston to my original post when the news first came in:

This is way too close to home. I came really, really close to booking a flight on this today - Dallas was the last date on the calendar for Commemorative Air Force's B-17.


:o :o :o
Commercial aircraft flown in: B712 B722 B732 B734 B737 B738 B741 B742 B744 B752 B753 B762 B772 A310 A318 A319 A320 A321 DC91 DC93 DC94 DC1030 DC1040 F100 MD82 MD83 A223 CR2 CR7 E175
ShanwickOceanic (netAirspace FAA) 13 Nov 22, 12:39Post
Mark wrote:I got a Facebook post from Dan Gaston to my original post when the news first came in:

This is way too close to home. I came really, really close to booking a flight on this today - Dallas was the last date on the calendar for Commemorative Air Force's B-17.


:o :o :o

That made my hair stand on end, remembering how close Stefan and I came to drowning in Hamburg harbour back in 2009:

My friend and I applied for airline jobs in Australia, but they didn't Qantas.
ANCFlyer (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 13 Nov 22, 13:25Post
Mark wrote:I got a Facebook post from Dan Gaston to my original post when the news first came in:

This is way too close to home. I came really, really close to booking a flight on this today - Dallas was the last date on the calendar for Commemorative Air Force's B-17.


:o :o :o
Glad he didn't draw the short straw on that ride.

That video is hard to watch.
LET'S GO BRANDON!!!!
paul mcallister 13 Nov 22, 13:57Post
Dreadful tragedy for all involved. I have only seen these sorts of warbird displays from video, and all are in the US.

Having large and small aircraft operating in a fairly small area at the same time, does not leave much margin for error.
The fighters will be flying faster than the larger aircraft, and visibility from some of those warbirds is poor.
HT-ETNW 13 Nov 22, 16:14Post
Sad news !
But good to read that our fellow Dan G. did not make it onto that plane that day.
-HT
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DXing 13 Nov 22, 19:04Post
Not sure, but I'd be surprised if he would have been on board during the actual airshow. That's generally a crew only function for safety as we now see is a smart call. The observation flights are usually before or after the days events.


https://twitter.com/i/status/1591544842785796097

This video offers more questions than answers. From the angle it appears that the P63 didn't start turning till just before impact and was approaching from the rear. Sure looks like the B17 should have been visible, even out of his peripheral vision, if he was keeping an eye on the fighter lead.

Where was the airshow traffic coordinator? He should have spotted the situation and told the the P63 to abort and break high.

Last, gotta feel sorry for the kid asking if that was supposed to happen. He'll be having nightmares for awhile.
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darrenvox 14 Nov 22, 18:19Post
crazy sad for sure...
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Lucas (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 14 Nov 22, 20:33Post
Didn't realize how crowded the sky was until I saw this angle.

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