Aircraft crash video

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Ramstein Airshow - Frecce Tricolori - In one of the world's worst airshow disasters on August 28, 1988, three jets from the Italian Air Force display team, Frecce Tricolori, collided in mid-air (two jets collided; one of these two jet collided another third one). It happened during an airshow at Ramstein Air Base near Ramstein, Germany. One jet crashed into the crowd, while the two other crashed around the runway. Sixty seven spectators (as well as all three pilots) were killed and hundreds injured in the resulting explosion.


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Ian
(Alabama, U.s)
After this accident there was a great deal of concern over the possible danger of attending airshows, so much so that airshows were banned in Germany altogether. Yet, the Germans are willing to attend even more dangerous road rallies where spectators stand right next to the road waiting to be mowed down by race cars travelling at up to 100 miles an hour! The hypocricy is supreme.
6th May, 2011
Ian
(Alabama, U.s)
In the caption it said this was "One of the worst airshow disasters in history". To date this is actually THE worst airshow disaster in history! It almost put an end to public airshows as we know it. The gross negligence of the Italian pilots and airshow coordinators as well as rash reactionary lawsuits by grief striken relatives of the spectators who were injured or lost their lives in this tragedy, cast a dark shadow over an otherwise honorable profession.
6th May, 2011
MAST83
Indiana

(Usa)
Actually I was there also and it was someones fault. The Italian pilots were drinking champagne before they got into their planes. I don't think this was ever publicized, but my friend who was a Chief master Sargent and his family saw them
13th April, 2010
Jung Dominic
Saarlouis

(Germany)
There is nothing wrong with Airshows. Air Crews need Training.Everybody that goes to an Airshow, made that own decicion for himself.Like my Father. He would be broud to know, that i went to the Airforce, even he died there in Ramstein.
13th February, 2010
Dominic jung
Saarlouis

(Germany)
Well Number 7, lets together respect and remember all the people that were killed that day. No one is to plame. It was an accident. I was there. My father was killed, my 4 year old brother got burned.After that , i went to the Airforce.
13th February, 2010
RICCI
Sacramento

(Us.a.)
STATIONED THERE WHEN THIS HAPPENED. WARM DAY, MY WIFE WANTED TO MOVE NEAR SOME SHADE. WE WERE INITIALLY CLOSE TO IMPACT BEFORE WE MOVED. IT APPEARED TO ME IN SLOW MOTION. THIS IS 1ST TIME I HAVE SEEN THE VIDEO IN 20 YEARS. SAD DAY
23rd December, 2009
Rodolfo
Lucca

(Italy)
I was there 20 years ago. No comment.
20th October, 2008
Marci
Rome

(Itally)
the only accident of the frecce tricolori in their 50 tears story. We can understand the mistake of the pilots, it's their job, but others responsables of this tragedy were the organizators who allowed the croed to stay so near to the lane.
6th July, 2008
Robert
(Us)
I am disgusted at the two from New Zealand. Do they not realize how tragic that was. It make me sad that people can look at this and think it "Gangsta".
4th May, 2008
Ara
Radom

(Poland)
Hi! Tragedy-and since then air shows are forbidden in Germany- only static displays. In the same manouwer but in "sport aircraft",crashed two pilots in Radom in 2007....
26th February, 2008
Fabio
Roma

(Italy)
It could be interesting to know that two of the pilots died had to testify for the famous Ustica airplane accident. These pilots were flying on F104's that night to intercepts two planes that were seen flying back the DC9.
19th July, 2007
Jason + Kane
Te Kauwhata

(New Zealand)
Yo we in I.T and we saw this vid and thimk it GANGSTAD!!!!!!!!!!! yo rep TK!!!
7th May, 2007
dan
(England)
why do thy try perform such a risky manover so near to the crowd?
5th May, 2007
Andrew
Melbourne

(Australia)
But to do this in something that is heavier than air over a crowd is just plain neglegent and the show orginisers should have faced criminal charges
20th March, 2007
andrew
Melbourne

(Australia)
of all the chilling sights this has 2 b it.airshows r 4 entertainment.So is motor racing,if u stand on the outside apex of a corner at a rally meeting the chances r u could get wiped out just as easily.CONT>
20th March, 2007
Gromit
Vancouver

(Canada)
This is the mother of all air show accidents. No perpendicular flying is allowed any more thank god.
25th February, 2007
Peter Poet
Brighton

(United Kingdom)
Should air shows be relegated to history? Why should aeroplanes be used to fly dangerous manoeuvres when not only do they endanger the flying crews' lives but also the crowds and innocent people living on the perimeter? Why?
14th February, 2007
Onni
Lahti

(Finland)
Horrible... So many people died. Did you know that this is the accident which German band Rammstein get its name?
12th February, 2007
hi
i guess its pretty hard not to collide with other planes, thats why flying in a formation is dangeorus
7th January, 2007
Kris
Ramstein

(Germany)
Wow, it's crazy to think that all I have to do is walk 25 feet to my left go outside and see the very spot where this happend. I'm stationed here at Ramstein, AFB. Just show's how the unexpected can happen at any moment.
5th January, 2007
james
Bridgend

(Wales)
just respect the people who died in this tragedy.
6th December, 2006
diego
Lucca

(Italy)
So Virgilio you were the pilot of Pony 7? Then you are A.Boiardi, right? VIVA L'ITALIA
29th November, 2006
Virgilio
Taranto

(Italy)
it was a tragedy. I don't like you want to see this video. This isn't cool it was a VERY tragedy. please don't comment on this. Viva l'Italia P.S. i'm the number 7
21st November, 2006
Rob
Sick.
10th November, 2006