Wed, Jun 22, 2011
Aircraft Impacted River During Aerobatic Routine
A pilot performing at an air show in Poland over the weekend was
fatally injured when the plane he was flying impacted the water
during his routine.
Christen Eagle File Photo
Video of the accident from Polish television shows a Christen
Eagle II biplane entering a near vertical dive at the end of a
maneuver and failing to recover before it hit the Vistula River.
The Associated Press reports that TVN24 identified the pilot as
Marek Szufa, a pilot for the Polish airline LOT and an experienced
Rescue workers rushed by boat to the site of the impact, and
extracted Szufa from the airplane. But he was later pronounced dead
at a hospital.
The show had been organized by the Air Club of Mazovia in
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