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.