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(Video) Airshow Accident - Wing falls off in flight

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Air show video -- one wing collapses and the pilot pulls the chute. (www.liveleak.com) More...

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drpoissant
Dave Poissant 2
Although liveleak says it's new, this was originally posted to youtube almost two years ago (http://youtu.be/q-GUN3Logw4).
DMenscha
Bill Schmiett 2
What was the Neg G rating again? Ooops!
dbaker
Daniel Baker 1
Yeah I wasn't sure, I couldn't remember if I'd seen it before.
pfp217
pfp217 1
There's a "photoshopped" version of this too. The wing falls off but the pilot continues the routine and lands in one side.

I didn't know the beginning was real too. As soft as the landing is compared to the alternative, I wonder how hard it is when you actually hit under the control of the BRS. I'm sure you still get dinged up. I'm def. not downtalking the BRS, I'd sure take a little dinged up over smashed to peices!
RobSJC
RobSJC 1
Glad the pilot had a chute ...
rwf1001
YIKES! Scary stuff....
N9ZN
N9ZN 1
Would it be safe to conclude a properly maintained plane would not be likely to have these issues? Planes have maximum performance limits but they are built to excede those limits to insure the limits are effective.
wsweijland
wsweijland 1
Anybody know which type of aircraft this is?
bsiegel
Interesting that the whole plane is on a parachute, not just an ejected pilot.
buttineleven
buttin eleven 1
wow seems strange
fish29
im sure ive seen it some time ago
smphillipstx
But still, it's a great reminder of the impact safety devices provide.
yellowseven
Paul Simpson 1
Great video. Glad it was not a tragedy.
ljbowdish
Larry Bowdish 1
It would be interesting to know what kind of airplane it was.
8015419700
Paul Starley 1
It's a Rans S9
markosolo
Marko Solo -1
Almost looks like it was staged. Or put it another way, Hey the planes got it own parachute!
ftldave
Staged? Are you serious?
markosolo
Marko Solo 0
I'd say more, suspicious. Seeing as I don't really care either way :)
UU539771
mark robinson 1
Dickhead Marko Solo.
markosolo
Marko Solo 0
Heh heh, trolled. Here's to you Mrs Robinson.