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    Default Fatal air show crash in Reno, NV

    You've probably heard the news and more updates are coming.

    http://news.yahoo.com/official-plane...025851048.html

    Here is video of the crash. You can see it diving nose first. It occurs just after the 18 seconds mark. Edited to add - That link was just taken down by YouTube. I'll try to find another.
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybgd0EfxWCI[/video]
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    This happens all too often, that it amazes me that more precautions aren't taken.
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    As much as I love those old warbirds, perhaps it's time to either place much, much stricter airworthiness standards on them or have them retired. On average, the aiirframes are going on 70 years old. Earlier this year a B-17 bomber went down due to mechanical failure and now this.
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    Toll is now nine dead. Those who are listed as critical are not out of the woods just yet - hope that will change.

    As for flying these warbirds - an airshow is fine. Racing them is not a good idea. Racing aircraft with frame that are seventy and eighty years old is not a good thing. Reno has had several crashes and fatalities in recent years. Not good.
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    Another one goes down - this was in West Virginia. Post WWII trainer - pilot killed.
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