De Havilland Chipmunk crash due to pilot misjudgement

What happens in this video ?

During an aerobatic display at Wanaka, New Zealand, on 3 April 1994 this De Havilland Chipmunk collided with the ground killing the pilot. Probable causes are a misjudgement of loss of height and/or a mistaken impression regarding the aircraft height above ground prior to manoeuvre commencement.


Carl Hackert
Saratoga Springs, Ny

Seems that the pilot did not any extra safety altitude in case of a partial/total power loss or changes in weather conditions. Engine and controls seemed to be operating normally. Sad...
24th March, 2008