Sunday, September 16, 2007

sad day...

at Shoreham airshow, there was a fatality with a Hurricane pilot. God bless his family. Organisers chose to continue the air display out of respect for the pilot.

A deathly quiet came over the some 20,000 visitors to the show as the news filtered through. Apparently two of the Spitfire pilots flew in the formation to show that someone was "missing in action".

Other pics from the day can be found over at Brighton Daily Photo Extra

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  1. Sad day indeed. Our annual air show also suffered a fatality as a stunt pilot with many years of experience crashed into the ground instead of pulling out and died instantly and the wreckage was consumed by fire. The show was cancelled for the remainder of the day. I looked at your other photos from the link. All are nice.

  2. I was extremely sorry to read news last night. I wonder what could be the reason for those misfortunes.
    The photos are great, though. I haven't been at airshows for several years and I really miss it.

    You wrote you were going to Moscow soon. Welcome :) Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me, I'd be most happy to help you.

  3. Sad post. First I heard of it.

  4. MMMM, I agree, sad news.

    Love your photos, can see the passion of photography in all your photos.