Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pilot Survives Mid Air Terror

Miraculously the pilot escaped alive with only a burned foot to show for his ordeal.
Quick-thinking Dino Moline managed to activate a ballistic parachute that shot out the back of the plane as the aircraft began to spin dangerously out of control.
The 22-year-old was performing in an air display in Santa Fe, Argentina, when the left wing broke off his RANS Air Brigade plane.
The aircraft plunged about 500m to the ground in front of a crowd of 3,000 people and caught fire.
On the website for "Show Aereo 2010" Moline described the moment the wing fell off, saying: "I don't know what happened to me, I believe that it was metal fatigue and I felt an explosion. I saw a shadow passing to the side of me and it was the wing."
He added: "I saw fire inside the plane and I despaired a little. My foot got burned but I'm fine.

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