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Deberg_1990
08-20-2011, 10:56 PM
Wow



KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - The pilot of an aerobatic airplane died in a fiery crash on Saturday in front of shocked onlookers at a weekend air show in Kansas City.

Pilot Bryan Jensen's bi-plane, an aircraft with two parallel sets of wings, crashed at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, officials said.

"The Kansas City Air Show offers heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bryan Jensen and the show is devastated by this terrible accident," the event's organizers said in a statement.

Video captured by a witness to the crash, and posted on the website of local television station KMBC, showed Jensen's plane spiraling downward and crashing in flames in the area of a runway at the airport.

Jensen, who grew up on a farm in Iowa, was flying a bright red propeller bi-plane called "The Beast" that was the only piston-powered biplane on the air show circuit with a thrust-to-weight ratio greater than 1:1, according to the website for the air show.

He had been an aerobatic pilot for 17 years but also worked for a major airline, flying jetliners as large as Boeing 747s, the website said.

Following the crash, the air show activities will resume on Sunday, organizers said.

They said Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

http://news.yahoo.com/pilot-killed-kansas-city-air-show-crash-020439246.html




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLvSv5U-JX0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do4SsGBOD24

Buehler445
08-20-2011, 11:46 PM
Holy shit. I rode with a stunt pilot that was named Bryan. I need to find out if this is the guy. Holy shit. Bad news.

Reaper16
08-20-2011, 11:57 PM
Here's video of the crash itself. There was no way the pilot could have survived:

<iframe title="Twitvid video player" class="twitvid-player" type="text/html" width="480" height="360" src="http://www.twitvid.com/embed.php?guid=1CXPG&autoplay=0" frameborder="0"></iframe>

"Bob" Dobbs
08-21-2011, 01:05 AM
"Oh my gosh" and "holy cow" are the first reactions of the people there, according to the video. I can't believe it wouldn't be "Oh, FUCK!".

"Bob" Dobbs
08-21-2011, 01:05 AM
That's pretty tragic though. There were a bunch of kids there that didn't need to see that.

wazu
08-21-2011, 01:10 AM
Was watching this show with my kids this morning. We left just before it happened, but heard about it on the way home. After a few seconds of silence, my five year old said, "I don't think anybody should have that job."

Reaper16
08-21-2011, 01:15 AM
"Oh my gosh" and "holy cow" are the first reactions of the people there, according to the video. I can't believe it wouldn't be "Oh, FUCK!".
I think the man filming said those phrases instead of cursing b/c his kid was there with him. You can hear a child's voice very clearly in that video.

"Bob" Dobbs
08-21-2011, 01:27 AM
Or he just doesn't cuss. That's cool. I would not have been able to hold back.

Gonzo
08-21-2011, 01:32 AM
Goose!
Noooooo! !!!
GOOSE!!!11

You've gotta get it together, mavrick. You're a madman up there and you're going to get someone killed.
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Demonpenz
08-21-2011, 08:41 AM
How were the blue angels. I always wanted to see them.

JD10367
08-21-2011, 09:18 AM
How were the blue angels. I always wanted to see them.

I dunno, but the pilot's seein' 'em now.










:rolleyes: What? Too soon?

Donger
08-21-2011, 09:33 AM
That's a shame. I'd bet that the pilot lost consciousness (prior to hitting the ground, that is).

CaliforniaChief
08-21-2011, 09:43 AM
Horrible tragedy.

Truth be told I'm just waking up and thought the thread title was "Pioli killed in Kansas City air show crash."

Ace Gunner
08-21-2011, 12:31 PM
That's pretty tragic though. There were a bunch of kids there that didn't need to see that.

LMAO

Phobia
08-21-2011, 02:18 PM
Here's better video.
<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yLHjfMNwdYg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Deberg_1990
08-21-2011, 02:24 PM
heh, loved the announcer in that video and his whole "Move along folks, nothing to see here" tone. ROFL

mlyonsd
08-22-2011, 10:29 AM
Bad weekend for air shows.

Wing Walker Dies After Fall at Michigan Air Show (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/21/wing-walker-dies-after-fall-at-michigan-air-show/?test=latestnews)

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/us/2011/08/22/wing-walker-dies-after-fall-at-air-show/#slide=1

Reerun_KC
08-22-2011, 10:36 AM
Holy shit. I rode with a stunt pilot that was named Bryan. I need to find out if this is the guy. Holy shit. Bad news.

This wasnt the guy that trained your dad and I on aerobatic and tail wheel was it?

I have to go look at my log book and see...

Discuss Thrower
08-22-2011, 10:37 AM
Well, at least the guy died doing what he loved to do. I don't think that could be said for many others.

Donger
08-22-2011, 10:37 AM
Here's better video.
<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yLHjfMNwdYg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Ick. "Totally out of control!"

Looks like he was going to pull out at 1:27 and then decided to keep going (or something broke).

4th and Long
08-22-2011, 10:43 AM
Bad weekend for air shows.

Wing Walker Dies After Fall at Michigan Air Show (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/21/wing-walker-dies-after-fall-at-michigan-air-show/?test=latestnews)

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/us/2011/08/22/wing-walker-dies-after-fall-at-air-show/#slide=1
3 deaths this weekend. The one in KC, the wing walker
<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ma4tubHe-ko" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
and one in England.
<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ke9gch0AP9A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

tooge
08-22-2011, 10:43 AM
"We have emergency personel that are prepared for this"? Really? Not that it was gonna matter, but a minute after the crash, all that is there is a little red car.

Fish
08-22-2011, 02:02 PM
A friend took this pic from the River Market that day. Had no idea at the time that the plane crashed, and wondered why they didn't see any more planes after this.

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/4873/dsc1036l9595910.jpg

KC-TBB
08-22-2011, 02:10 PM
beats dying a slow death in a hospital bed...

PunkinDrublic
08-22-2011, 08:44 PM
Last thing he said to his wife: You feed the dogs, I'll feed the fish.