Saturday, September 17, 2011

Martinsburg Air Show crash

I just came from the Martinsburg, WV airshow.

It was a beautiful day and the Trojan Horsemen aerobatic team were performing. The sky was filled with T-28 Trojans and the roar of their radial engines was blending with the music and the cheers of the crowd.

Then something happened. Two of the Trojans made a low pass from opposite directions and one of them dove into the ground right in front of me. There was an explosion and a pillar of flame and black smoke and the aircraft and it's pilot were gone, just like that.

I'll post more later. I really don't feel like it right now. I'll just ask your prayers for the family of that pilot and the members of his team.


  1. Oh no - that's been happening way too regularly, lately. Prayers as requested, sir.

    I'm glad you're okay.

  2. I was there too and it was horrible. I couldn't believe it happened and it took me a few minutes to really grasp it. To make things worse, my 4 year old was with me and he was very upset.

  3. That is terrible news. We will certainly keep them all in our prayers.

    I am glad you are OK.

  4. Sorry to hear that, prayers for them.

  5. After Reno I'm glad you're Ok. Our prayers to that pilot, his friends and family. Tragic.

  6. Bad news. They were here last year. Damn. Prayers offered.