Saturday, September 17, 2011

T28 of the Trojan Horsemen crashes at Martinsburg, WV Airshow

As just relayed to me by phone by Murphy's Law who is at the scene, a T-28 of the Trojan Horsemen augured in just now during the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Open House and Air Show.

According to ML, the aircraft hit the end of the runway during a low, high-speed pass with another aircraft and crashed in a huge fireball with the pilot still on board. The airshow is now closed for the day.


Losing a historic warbird is bad, losing the pilot is much worse.

Update: Martinsburg's The Journal has the story.

Further Update: It is confirmed that the pilot was John "Jack" Mangan. RIP.

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