A final farewell

Today I attended the Radom Airshow which was supposed to have been the biggest military airshow in Poland. Sadly at around 1.30pm this afternoon an SU-27 took off in front of the crowds and after a short display, lost power and crashed into the ground at the rear of the airfield behind some trees, killing both pilots. The aircraft was on loan from the Belarusian Air Force and was one of the highlights of the show. No-one yet knows what happened, but I saw the aircraft go down and there was seemingly no attempt by either pilots to eject. The highly-trained and skilled pilots risk their lives every time they fly these multi-million dollar jets and when something goes wrong, the effects happen very quickly. At the last Radom Airshow in 2007, two pilots from Team Żelazny were killed when their aircraft collided in mid-air. May the pilots rest in peace.


2 Responses to “A final farewell”

  1. August 31, 2009 at 1:53 am

    GREAT jet foto – sad conclusion story!

  2. August 31, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I have seen ” THE RED ARROWS ” over the beach in the south of England….
    Seriously, I had never heard about them.
    Nice shot.
    I have been to Warsaw once for a long weekend.
    It was winter and cold, but lots of nice places. The old town was fantastic.
    I will be back… and look forward to see more from Poland.

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I'm a Brit in Warsaw and this is a daily photo blog of my life (currently) in and around the city and in Eastern Europe generally. The challenge is to post a picture a day of something interesting in Europe which I find when I'm out and about (occasionally dipping into my archives) and say a few words about it. Hope you like it and feel free to leave a comment!


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