Trojan Horsemen T-28 plane crashed killing the pilot

Sep 17, 2011
Trojan Horseman T-28

One of the Warbird Trojan Horsemen Demonstration Team planes crashed at the Thunder over the Blue Ridge Open House and Air Show in Martinsburg, West Virginia. T-28 aircraft went out of control about 2:40 p.m. during a two planes stunt maneuver called "belly-to-belly", where the airplanes cross each other trajectory in different directions. Then one of the planes did not recover from the roll and went straight to the ground crashing on a runway near airport's hangers. The pilot Jack "Flash" Mangan - Alternate Wing, was killed at the scene. There were no casualties on the ground.

The crash occurred a day after the horrible incident at Reno Air Races in Nevada, where another WW2 aircraft, a P-51 Mustang crashed killing the pilot and lot of spectators.

The Warbird Aerobatic Formation Demonstration Team "Trojan Horsemen" is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and fly six piston engine T-28 aircraft.

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