Death at the Airfield

Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by eravedesigns, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. eravedesigns

    eravedesigns TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    Messages:
    624
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I was at the EAA air show in Oshkosh when during one of the first flights of the show that involved a race between old war planes a collision occured. It a pretty bad collision that happened while two planes were landing and this is what I got. The plane on its nose is a P51 mustang and I cant identify the other one that flipped over.

    The green plane landed on top of the P51 on landing and you can see that the prop cut up the P51 causing it to grip and flip over. When it flipped over some flames burst out but it was quickly put out from a speedy fire crew

    here is a link to an article on it http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WI_EAA_CRASH_WIOL-?SITE=WIMIL&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    May he rest in peace.

    (edit* some people interviewed think he pulled up after hitting the P51 causing him to stall and then flip over)

    [​IMG]
    Plane that flipped over after landing on the P51 (Pilot Gerald S. Beck, of Wahpeton was killed)

    [​IMG]
    P51 (Pilot had minor injury)

    [​IMG]
    Another

    [​IMG]
    This is the plane that Gerald S. Beck, of Wahpeton was flying before the crash.
     
  2. shorty6049

    shorty6049 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    is that last one the guy who died?
     
  3. eravedesigns

    eravedesigns TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    Messages:
    624
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    yes thats a picture of him taking off for the race.
     
  4. Andraste

    Andraste TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    1
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Oh, if only you could tell him to come back and land that plane right away lol.

    That's a real shame. My sympathies are with him and his family. RIP
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

gerald s beck