Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Trojan Horsemen

Here are the pics I got of the Trojan Horsemen performing at the Martinsburg Air Show today, just before the crash. They sure looked good.(click on the pictures to enlarge them.) There are no shots of the crash itself, and I wouldn't have posted one if I'd gotten one.

Not the way that an airshow is supposed to end. The remaining Horsemen continued to orbit the field in formation for quite a while, and I can't imagine what it must have been like to have to look down on that scene, knowing that a comrade who took off with you wasn't going to be landing with you. Prayers for the family of the pilot and the members of his team.

I'll post the rest of the show pics tomorrow. This day belongs to the Horsemen exclusively.


  1. Amen... Truly sorry to hear of the loss. This has NOT been a good weekend for aviation, between Reno and Martinsburg. Hang in there Murph.

  2. Seeing a crash as a pilot is worse than for the non pilots.

  3. @ WSF: Yes it is. And I'm also a professional emergency responder. It's horrible to see something like that happen right in front of me and know that there's nothing that I can do to help.

  4. May God be with the family that have to go on without their loved one. I am sure that he was doing what he loved, and we civilians loved him for what he did, as well as his comrades.May peace be with the 157th Guardsmen and anyone involved at this very sad time. I feel your pain.