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danjama
11-05-2005, 12:02 PM
Proudfoot P38 crash, i know that it is difficult to think about, but i came across this at this forum http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/index.php posted by a realy generous chap on the aviation video section. It shows the news report, and the entire clip (including the actions pre-to) the initiation of the first barrel roll. It really lets you see much more than the short clips posted before. Download with caution the content is quite disturbing. I only post it because i know many will be interested.

http://files.photojerk.com/ihud/1131217005/duxford-p38crash1%20full.wmv

Download at your own risk. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

wayno7777
11-05-2005, 12:17 PM
Thx, danjama.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

danjama
11-05-2005, 05:22 PM
bump

Curtiss_P-6E
11-05-2005, 06:01 PM
Just saw this about two weeks ago but thanks for the FULL video.

My real question is...What The F@#$%^ was that last second of tape about? Butt ugly blond girl http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Beuf_Ninja
11-05-2005, 06:16 PM
My real question is...What The F@#$%^ was that last second of tape about? Butt ugly blond girl
I think that was from "The worm that turned" part of the Two Ronnies show.

Terrible tradgedy.

VW-IceFire
11-05-2005, 06:34 PM
When did this happen?

neural_dream
11-05-2005, 06:40 PM
1996

major_setback
11-05-2005, 08:03 PM
This seems to happen too often. They're always 'experienced pilots' too. Another family will grieve. All for the sake of a little manouvre at an air show!


Does anyone know what caused the crash...they speculated on a faulty control wire in the clip...or was it just an error of judgement on the pilots part?

It looks like he tried one roll too many, thought I suppose it would look like that if the controls wouldn't work.

danjama
11-05-2005, 08:53 PM
Major, as i mentioned there was a big thread on this a while ago with a shorter clip. The thread is here:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2061027563/p/1

Possible causes and alot of other stuff are discussed. Have a read and then post back ur thoughts mate. It definately is horrible.

major_setback
11-07-2005, 07:47 AM
Originally posted by danjama:
Major, as i mentioned there was a big thread on this a while ago with a shorter clip. The thread is here:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2061027563/p/1

Possible causes and alot of other stuff are discussed. Have a read and then post back ur thoughts mate. It definately is horrible.

All I can say is that it's very sad. I'd say that the stress he was (apparently) under may well have contributed to the accident. At this year's Flying Legends display I got the chance to talk briefly to one of the people involved in organising the event (to do with logistics, not the flying pert of the display - a friend of my brother's), and they were clearly under a lot of stress...there must have been even more pressure on this pilot.

As to the cause, we will never know. The kneeboard theory sounds plausible though.