Some sad news from Spain

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Alex McLean crashed this afternoon around 13.00 LT. http://www.abc.es/20100817/local-toledo/muere-accidente-aerodromo-casarrubios-201008171425.html
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Translation if it is any help :) "Aerobatic pilot Alex McLean has died after an accident at Casarrubios airfield" The accident occurred whilst the pilot was carrying out a training flight in an area of the aerodrome reserved for this type of flight. At around 1pm today (Tuesday), Spanish aerobatic pilot Alex Mclean, 39, died at the Casarrubios del Monte airfield near Toledo. He was Spanish champion many times in this discipline and one of the best pilots in the Red Bull cup. According to sources consulted by ABC,the accident happened whilst the pilot was conducting a training flight reserved for this type of flight, often referred to as the 'aerobatic chimney', which has been used for these types of aerobatic manoeuvres for 5 years now and is set up in a way to eliminate any danger to the public from aerobatic flights in the area. The aerodrome, the largest in Spain in terms of private flights, contains a maintenance and training base for Red Bull cup pilots. According to sources, the accident happened whilst the pilot was carrying out a manoeuvre he was very accustomed to however also very risky, a nose dive whilst doing barrel rolls. For reasons which are not yet clear, the pilot was unable to recover from the dive and flew straight into the ground! Hope this is of some help people :)
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That's sad. RIP. :(
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I feel very sorry for his family, kids especially :( RIP
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Extremely sad news.. RIP!
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More sad news for the Red Bull Air Races. That You Tube clip brings tears to my eye's as you see him playing with model aeroplanes with his children :( Brings back happy and sad memories. As always he died doing what he loved but its those that are left behind:( Blue Skies Sir and thoughts ae with your family. RIP