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Two U.S. pilots killed in Sask. air show crash

by Lit'l Sasquatch / July 10, 2005 9:52 PM PDT

CTV.ca News Staff

Two planes from the U.S.-based Masters of Disaster aerobatics team collided at an air show in Moose Jaw, Sask., killing both pilots in a fiery crash to the Earth.

About 20,000 spectators watched the disaster from the ground on the final day of the annual show.

The pilots were flying small jet bi-planes, replicating a First World War airfight, when their wings clipped. The planes were nicknamed "Samson," and "Waco."

The pilots' names have not been released, pending notification of family.

The team's third plane, "Bulldog," was able to make a safe landing.


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Such a tragedy!
by Angeline Booher / July 10, 2005 11:50 PM PDT

I have been at a couple of air shows during Community Appreciation days in a couple of Air Force bases.

At one of those were some restored Zeros and other WWII planes. It was amazing how slow they were!

I can't imagine putting a jet engine on a WWI-style bi-plane, which I assume was done as it said "jet".

This harkens back to the old barnstorming days with wing-walkers, and other risk takers during the Depression years.

As the names have not yet been released, we don't know if these were former AF, commercial or general aviation pilots. I feel so sorry for their families.

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"Jet?" I didnt even see that at first!
by Dragon / July 11, 2005 1:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Such a tragedy!

I dont think that would be a true re-enactment. Maybe that was one of the reasons it was controversial?

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(NT) (NT) My prayers to their loved ones :(
by MarciaB / July 11, 2005 12:07 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Condolences to the families.
by Cindi Haynes / July 11, 2005 1:26 AM PDT
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