Response of the Gripen automatic flight control systems led to a loss of control and crash

What happens in this video ?

This spectacular crash of a Saab JAS 39 Gripen occurred on 8th August 1993 during a slow speed maneuver during a display over the Stockholm Water Festival (Sweden). The response of the automatic flight control systems to the pilot commands was inadequate, and caused the plane to become unflyable. The pilot ejected safely, and the plane crashed just 30 meters from thousands of spectators.



I was among the spectators .. heard an enormous noise, but I couldn't see the plane , only after it crashed I saw the smoke. This was the 2nd accident for the same pilote with a saab. His first accident was the tarmac during a plane test
5th July, 2007