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Old 06-05-2011, 02:49 AM   #1
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Regret to inform of a Skybolt crash today at the Nanaimo Airshow.

C-FIPS six minutes into 8 minute airshow routine. In the video looks like some kind of a point roll (8 point?) with the nose dropping out on the last 1/2 roll to upright. Plane has a 150hp motor, and has been a bit of a fixture at local airshows for the past 15 years.

Serious injury to pilot.

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110604/air-show-crash-110604/

Pilot identified as (Dr) Bill Phipps, from Campbell River. Some comments about "losing power", but the airshow smoke looks consistent to point of impact.

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Old 06-08-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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What a shame. Good to hear the pilot wasn't killed.

Watching the video, it did look like the engine hiccuped in the inverted. He looked to barrel it out trying to recover.

In a situation like this, who's to say we wouldn't have done the same thing?

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