UPDATED - Lightning crashes in South Africa
One of Thunder City’s English Electric Lightnings has crashed at Overberg Airshow.
November 14: South African media reports say that one of Thunder City’s English Electric Lightnings has crashed at Overberg Airshow, killing the pilot. No-one on the ground is reported as being hurt.
The aircraft is one of four ex-Royal Air Force Lightnings operated by Mike Beachy-Head’s Thunder City operation at Cape Town International Airport. The aircraft involved is thought to be Lightning T5 ZU-BEX, previously XS451 in RAF service until 1988. Witnesses at the airshow say the aircraft seemed to lose control before crashing into the ground near the edge of Air Force Base Overberg, used by the Test Flight and Development Centre of the South African Air Force.
November 15: News24.com has revealed the pilot as being Dave Stock, 46, a South African industry test pilot.
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