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Airshow Crash at Travis!

Old 05-04-2014, 03:18 PM
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Unhappy Airshow Crash at Travis!

Hopefully no fatalities but it does not sound good for the pilot. Not much to go on right now other than Travis closed the airshow and reported that "a performer" in a bi-plane had crashed. First reports tell of thick black smoke! Anybody out there got anything else? God be with whoever it was!

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Old 05-05-2014, 01:36 PM
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It was Eddie Andreini in his Super Stearman. Unfortunately Mr. Andreini impacted upside down while attempting an inverted ribbon cut. He did not survive. Condolances to the friends and family of this 50 year airshow veteran and hall of fame member.
Old 05-08-2014, 01:31 PM
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Such a tragedy for all involved.

RIP Pilot
Old 05-08-2014, 04:48 PM
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I was there and saw everything. not sure if the report is out yet but sounded like he throttled back some and just at that moment hit a bubble of air allowing him to drop.
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I've never understood why they do the inverted ribbon cut. Just not worth it. Same w Chip Stewart. Great pilot for sure but keep it up higher and live another day.

http://youtu.be/FI4w2PKL4zk

There is just not enough room strapped in to breath with all that weight on you while it's pancaked. I witnessed this at sun n fun several years ago when a sea furry flipped over

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