Not a good day for USA display teams (update)

What your instructor never taught you. Continuing your education and learning from others. Flight safety topics and accident/incident discussions.

Moderator: Moderators

CharliehZA
Frequent AvComer
Posts: 793
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:16 pm
Location: Johannesburg

Not a good day for USA display teams (update)

Unread post by CharliehZA » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:46 pm

Both the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels have had aircraft crash today

http://m.gazette.com/article/1577424?ut ... _csgazette

http://gazette.com/article/1577428?_ga= ... 1464899969

Not good for the Blue Angels team

https://www.rt.com/usa/345242-blue-angels-plane-crash/
Jasondn78
Incipient Spin
Posts: 363
Joined: Thu May 30, 2013 4:57 am
Closest Airfield: FAPE
Location: Port Elizabeth

Re: Not a good day for USA display teams (update)

Unread post by Jasondn78 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:42 am

Terrible news!
User avatar
Walter105
Too Tousand
Too Tousand
Posts: 2647
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:30 pm
Location: Fourways

Re: Not a good day for USA display teams (update)

Unread post by Walter105 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:50 am

Very bad day.

RIP Capt Jeff Kuss.

Excellent reporting by RT...never knew the Thunderbirds were Navy as well...
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm.
User avatar
Mikee
Lining Up
Posts: 102
Joined: Sun May 05, 2013 12:39 pm
Closest Airfield: A grass strip
Location: A bit north of south

Re: Not a good day for USA display teams (update)

Unread post by Mikee » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:13 am

The Thunderbird looks like it landed itself pretty well.
Vlieg Mal Boertjie
Aircraft in Hangar
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:18 am
Closest Airfield: Wonderboom
Location: Pretoria

Re: Not a good day for USA display teams (update)

Unread post by Vlieg Mal Boertjie » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:39 am

Walter105 wrote:Very bad day.

RIP Capt Jeff Kuss.

Excellent reporting by RT...never knew the Thunderbirds were Navy as well...
The Thunderbirds is the US Air Force Display Team
User avatar
Walter105
Too Tousand
Too Tousand
Posts: 2647
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:30 pm
Location: Fourways

Re: Not a good day for USA display teams (update)

Unread post by Walter105 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:45 am

Vlieg Mal Boertjie wrote:
Walter105 wrote:Very bad day.

RIP Capt Jeff Kuss.

Excellent reporting by RT...never knew the Thunderbirds were Navy as well...
The Thunderbirds is the US Air Force Display Team
Exactly...hence the sarcasm.
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm.
Vlieg Mal Boertjie
Aircraft in Hangar
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:18 am
Closest Airfield: Wonderboom
Location: Pretoria

Re: Not a good day for USA display teams (update)

Unread post by Vlieg Mal Boertjie » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:03 pm

:D . They lately do get things wrong
User avatar
Christo
Seven Thousand
Seven Thousand
Posts: 7569
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:01 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Not a good day for USA display teams (update)

Unread post by Christo » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:48 am

Image

Image

Pictures from Timothy at simhq
Due to the price increase in ammunition, do not expect a warning shot.

Sig Sauer, kinda like Glock except for men.
MiddelMan
Aircraft in Hangar
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:45 pm
Closest Airfield: FAPY
Location: South Africa

Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Crash

Unread post by MiddelMan » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:11 pm

http://www.flyingmag.com/blue-angels-an ... SOC&dom=fb

Is there any more info as to what caused the crashes?

With modern day safety in aviation etc. etc. I wonder what are the odds of this happening?? :?:
MiddelMan
Aircraft in Hangar
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:45 pm
Closest Airfield: FAPY
Location: South Africa

Re: Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Crash

Unread post by MiddelMan » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:17 pm

Here is another link to a video of the Blue angels crash.

http://nypost.com/2016/06/09/video-alle ... jet-crash/ :shock:
User avatar
Jason
Taxiing to Clubhouse
Posts: 425
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:33 am
Closest Airfield: Lanseria
Location: Johannesburg

Re: Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Crash

Unread post by Jason » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:37 pm

I know they don't fly with G-suits as the bladders inflate can cause movement while arm is resting on there leg , maybe g induced blackout ...just guessing of course
Zoom Aviation Photography - http://www.zoompixs.co.za
User avatar
MadMacs
Too Tousand
Too Tousand
Posts: 2133
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:41 pm
Closest Airfield: GRJ
Location: On my bed

Re: Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Crash

Unread post by MadMacs » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:08 pm

MiddelMan wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:11 pm
http://www.flyingmag.com/blue-angels-an ... SOC&dom=fb

Is there any more info as to what caused the crashes?

With modern day safety in aviation etc. etc. I wonder what are the odds of this happening?? :?:
I just watched a tribute to Capt Kuss of the Blue Angels and they blame pilot error but I have my doubts. They say he was too low and forgot to turn his afterburner off.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/mi ... story.html
Don't worry about old age, it doesn't last long.
User avatar
ACE MAN
Tree Tousand
Tree Tousand
Posts: 3657
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:53 am
Closest Airfield: FAKT+VHHH+FAPX
Location: iKhaya mina 22N114E

Re: Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Crash

Unread post by ACE MAN » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:26 am

MadMacs wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:08 pm
MiddelMan wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:11 pm
http://www.flyingmag.com/blue-angels-an ... SOC&dom=fb

Is there any more info as to what caused the crashes?

With modern day safety in aviation etc. etc. I wonder what are the odds of this happening?? :?:
I just watched a tribute to Capt Kuss of the Blue Angels and they blame pilot error but I have my doubts. They say he was too low and forgot to turn his afterburner off.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/mi ... story.html
Not the place to start name dropping, but I have seen experienced display pilots mismanage engine and aircraft configurations.
IITYWTMWYBMAD
Nomakhanjani
¯¯VAF¯¯
User avatar
MadMacs
Too Tousand
Too Tousand
Posts: 2133
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:41 pm
Closest Airfield: GRJ
Location: On my bed

Re: Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Crash

Unread post by MadMacs » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:18 pm

ACE MAN wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:26 am
MadMacs wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:08 pm
MiddelMan wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:11 pm
http://www.flyingmag.com/blue-angels-an ... SOC&dom=fb

Is there any more info as to what caused the crashes?

With modern day safety in aviation etc. etc. I wonder what are the odds of this happening?? :?:
I just watched a tribute to Capt Kuss of the Blue Angels and they blame pilot error but I have my doubts. They say he was too low and forgot to turn his afterburner off.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/mi ... story.html
Not the place to start name dropping, but I have seen experienced display pilots mismanage engine and aircraft configurations.
In the video he disappears into the clouds and suddenly reappears heading straight for the ground, my initial reaction was that he blacked out. Also they say he ejected but almost at ground level which shows that he may have regained consciousness just before impact?
Don't worry about old age, it doesn't last long.
User avatar
skytrooper
Too Tousand
Too Tousand
Posts: 2024
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:39 pm

Re: Not a good day for USA display teams (update)

Unread post by skytrooper » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:12 pm

Ubluwulululululu....!

Return to “Academy & Flight Safety”