[News Reports]Should air show be banned after serial airplane crashes happened and took many lives away?
Dramatic video upload to YouTube showed the plane bursting into flames as it hit the road near Brighton killing seven people, where the display was taking place.
It is the sixth disaster at an air show over the past seven years, resulting in a total of thirteen deaths. （time line)http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=11dCTqaYx814fHgnAFFJSVwzEhwwdII942w08w4obwDg&font=Default&lang=en&initial_zoom=2&height=650
In August 2011, Bournemouth Air Festival, RAF Red Arrows pilot Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, 33, died when his Hawk T1 aircraft crashed. It was one of nine Red Arrows aircraft that had earlier taken part in a display over the seafront.
With almost ones per year rate of airplane crash in air show. Some might think will Bournemouth still hold Air festival next year? What should they do as precaution for next years to prevent more serious disaster from happening again?
Today, the memorial of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging still standing at Bournemouth sea front, the red ribbon had tied in remembrance of those pilots and victims. People hope this would never happen again.
“it shouldn’t been banned, because it’s the air show held for many years, it brings many visitor to Bournemouth, it is a major event every year in Bournemouth I think, however, government have to do something to prevent this kind of tragic happened, for instance, every plane must be checked carefully before it launches”
According to the AAIB, the cause of the crash is:
“the aircraft did not achieve level flight before it struck the westbound carriageway of the A27.”
“There were no technical defects recorded in the aircraft Technical Log. ”
“The pilot was described as being in good spirits and looking forward to the flight.”
(Original Investigation file)
As it can be seen, there were neither technical nor pilot problems in this case, however the tragedy just happened.