Thunderbirds F-16 ground incident at Dayton Airshow

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Unread post23 Jun 2017, 19:07

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/thu ... r_2014_sfp

There have been reports of a military plane crashing at the Dayton Air Show today at the Dayton International Airport, 3600 Terminal Drive.


An eye witness reports a Thunderbird F-16 coming in for landing, had slipped and wound up on its top. Rescue crews are on the scene.


We are working to confirm more information and will update this report.


further updates at the link. Press conference happening shortly.
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Unread post13 Aug 2017, 16:04

www.daytondailynews.com/news/thunderbir ... tVcIGYcIK/

Thunderbirds investigation continues into Dayton crash

2017/08/11

Nearly two months following a crash by one of its Thunderbirds pilots, the Air Force continues its investigation into the incident at the Vectren Dayton Air Show, a spokesman said today.

[Captain] Gonsalves and a back seat passenger, Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Cordova, were trapped in the two-seat jet after it flipped over in a grassy area when the plane returned from a “familiarization flight.” It took rescue workers about an hour and a half to free the pilot and nearly two hours to get the passenger out of the jet, authorities have said.
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Unread post06 May 2018, 11:19

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/lo ... DGPrkJQcN/

Thunderbird pilot nearly died in Dayton crash; now he’s flying again

2018/05/01

‘You’re not going to die here,’ Maj. Erik Gonsalves remembers thinking last June when the F-16 flipped in heavy winds.

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