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Posted: 1/25/2009 8:09:10 AM EST
Both crew were killed when the Mosquito crashed during the Barton Air show. Wow that sucks looks like a control cable/hydraulic problem?

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Link Posted: 1/25/2009 8:16:55 AM EST
That's tragic, any idea when it happened?  I don'd see a date anywhere other than it was added to Live Leak today.  
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 8:26:39 AM EST
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That's tragic, any idea when it happened?  I don'd see a date anywhere other than it was added to Live Leak today.  



Yea I couldnt tell you when it happened but I'm sure some of the experts here know more about it. Sad indeed..
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 8:46:30 AM EST
Looks like the crash happened on July 21st, 1996.  The investigation concluded that there was a temporary loss of power in the left engine (for causes undetermined) which resulted in the aircraft stalling and a resultant spin.  It appeared that the pilot had regained control of the aircraft before the crash, but was at too low an altitude to recover from the resulting dive.

UK accident investigation report - http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources/dft_avsafety_pdf_501355.pdf

Mike
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 8:48:00 AM EST
A terrible tragedy with two fatalities.  It's from 1996 and that was the last flying De Havilland Mosquito.  The official cause is an unexplained failure of the left engine.  The accident report can be found here:

http://www.aaib.dft.gov.uk/cms_resources/dft_avsafety_pdf_501355.pdf
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 8:48:54 AM EST
Oops, beat me to it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 9:16:56 AM EST
Looks like a small puff of smoke from one of the engines just as he starts to roll? Sucks too it looks like he fully recovered it and was begining to pull out of it but was too low to make it.
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