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post #1 of 17
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Is it me or are those photos a little graphic to show without a little bit of a warning? I'm talking about the photo slideshow.
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post #2 of 17
Ugh....

<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&ncid=716&e=2&u=/ap/20020727/ap_on_re_eu/ukraine_plane_crash_29" target="_blank">Story</a>

more than 70 death...




and, yes, those pictures are the easy looking ones. there are some...sdlbnhjsfoiöbsfgydslrg pictures

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post #3 of 17
When are they gonna stop doing these things?
post #4 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>When are they gonna stop doing these things?</strong><hr></blockquote>

airshows or killing people ?
post #5 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
<strong>airshows or killing people ?</strong><hr></blockquote>They seem to find it difficult to do the former without doing the latter.
post #6 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>They seem to find it difficult to do the former without doing the latter.</strong><hr></blockquote>

that's partially right, yes.
post #7 of 17
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Heh, there's an air show in the bay area today. In fact, I just heard a jet put on its afterburners or something...could have been a sonic boom.

I'm probably 20 miles from the airfield they're using too.
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[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
<strong>Heh, there's an air show in the bay area today. In fact, I just heard a jet put on its afterburners or something...could have been a sonic boom.

I'm probably 20 miles from the airfield they're using too.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'm a target !! Hit me with your plane, man !!
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post #10 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
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what ?
post #11 of 17
Good thing I didn't buy any of those Ukrainian fighter jets back when I had the chance. . . . (of course, I didn't quite have the money, but it's a fun story nonetheless).

As for airshows, the only calamities I've ever heard of, recently, at airshows have all involved ex-soviet jets. There's a lesson in this.
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post #12 of 17
Saw the footage on the news, looked rather graphic...

Reminded me of the time that there were those two helicopters going side by side, then got too close and their roters hit.

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When I saw the photo of the body parts and the torso-less legs in the foreground, the first thing that popped into my head was, "Hey man, your shoelaces are untied."

Does that make me evil?
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[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
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Real tastefull you idiot!!!
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Uh, okay TrevorM...
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post #17 of 17
The main reason why it happened, apart from the planes technical failure (engine cut out?) is that the show was in the Ukraine, where airshow safety standards are not as strict as western Europe (and probably USA), where the planes are not allowed to fly over or too near the crowd. In eastern europe, they do not have these rules, so the plane can basically fly where it wants to, ie, low flying stunt over the crowd line.
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