The Aviationist Captured a Crash


I’m a big fan of airshows. I don’t think that will surprise anyone.

Having said that, I’m also a bit conflicted about them. Operating aircraft near the edge of their performance envelope, and doing so at low altitude, with the pressure to “put on a good show” tends to raise the accident rate to far higher than normal levels.

Five years ago, at an airshow in Italy, David Cenciotti, The Aviationist, caught an Italian NH90 helicopter in its last moments.

Head on over for the story, and the rest of the pictures.

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2 responses to “The Aviationist Captured a Crash

  1. dnice

    The article said the pilots survived (thank God!). What about the people in that yellow boat? Sure hope so. Why were they out there though?

    • One pilot was killed, the copilot and crew chief survived. The people in the boat were fine. They were further away from the crash than it appears. Their proximity is an optical illusion caused by the camera lens.