This April 2009 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Curtiss Wright P-40N. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Mastic Beach, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: According to the pilot’ s son, he and his father were an air show team and the purpose of the flight was to practice aerobatics in their World War II-era fighter. The father, who had logged more than 2,300 hours, was flying the airplane while the son stood on the beach with a handheld radio to act as a safety guide.
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