Close Call For Aerobatic Pilot At Alabama Show | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.26.15

Airborne 05.27.15

Airborne 05.28.15

Airborne 05.29.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.26.15

Airborne 05.27.15

Airborne 05.28.15

Airborne 05.29.15

 

Mon, May 21, 2007

Close Call For Aerobatic Pilot At Alabama Show

Biplane Lands Hard On Runway

A stunt pilot survived a close call at at the Fairhope Festival of Flight in Alabama this weekend. Robbie Grice was nearing the end of his demonstration at the show Saturday, when his "Alley Cat" modified Ag-Cat biplane impacted the runway hard on its landing gear.

This was no mere hard landing, however. A witness to the accident told ANN Grice was performing the final maneuver of his routine -- an inside loop, with rollout to landing -- and it appeared the plane may have come out of the loop too low to the ground. The plane impacted flat on its gear, and skidded to a stop at the edge of the runway.

It appears the plane stayed upright through the mishap. Grice was able to exit the aircraft, and held up both arms up to the crowd to signify he was okay... but fell to the ground after walking a short distance from the wreckage. He was taken to a local hospital for observation, and was listed in fair condition Saturday night.

After the wreckage was taken away, the air show continued at Fairhope Municipal Airport without incident.

FMI: www.fairhopefestivalofflight.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.29.15: SpaceX Joins USAF!, LDSD Test Set, BASE Jumper Petition

Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center ha>[...]

Aero-TV: Giving It A Whirl - Horizon Hobby’s RC Helicopter Offerings

The Capabilities and Complex Talents of Today's RC Rotorcraft Result In Surprisingly Simple Fun! While at eFest 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, talks with a compan>[...]

Airborne 05.28.15: LA Heli Noise, Another NIMBY Case Defeated, GoodBye VOR/NDB

Also: Gone West: Tuskegee Airman LtC Mosley, Union Warned, E-4B Returns, All-Female UAL Crew, Malaysia Woes, Luke's 56th FW Last week, the FAA released a document stating that sign>[...]

Airborne 05.29.15: SpaceX Joins USAF!, LDSD Test Set, BASE Jumper Petition

Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center ha>[...]

AD: Lycoming Engines Reciprocating Engines

AD NUMBER: 2015-10-06 PRODUCT: Certain Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A reciprocating engines.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC