maybe an inverted ribbon cut gone bad? dont know but that guy is definitely screwed!
on 2004-Jun-02 15:55:13 Anonymous coward said
Guy lived...... he's russian i think
on 2004-Jun-08 03:15:47 Anonymous coward said
oliver, any more info? had a few friends say it definitely looks like a ribbon cut gone bad...
on 2004-Jun-10 06:28:43 Anonymous coward said
This happened October 2003 at the 19th FAI World Grand Prix, Twin Ring Motegi. The Russian pilot Alexander Krotov was injured during a training session. See "www.fai.org/news_archives/fai/cat_fai_world_grand_prix.asp".
There is unfortunately no room for error when flying in a cities grand prix car circuit.
on 2004-Jul-31 23:04:41 Anonymous coward said
Dammit, I said a cloth ribbon, not a steel one!
on 2005-Feb-07 19:36:42 Anonymous coward said
Tibi from Hungary
Hey guys, this video is NOT from Alexander Krotov's Sukhoi! Because Alexander's plane had blue/white fuselage, but on this video had fully blue... well?
on 2005-Aug-22 14:56:01 Anonymous coward said
and thats not a race track in the video either.
on 2005-Sep-27 02:18:43 Anonymous coward said
Sure it is Alexander Krotov at Twin Ring Montegi 2003
on 2006-Feb-06 10:42:18 Anonymous coward said
The crash in the video took place during an airshow in France.
on 2006-Mar-03 12:00:31 Anonymous coward said
Cross A Nasa Technician And a Pilot :
We Have Booster Seperation
on 2006-May-26 18:05:15 Anonymous coward said
Whoops, wrong tower
on 2006-Jul-05 04:14:43 Anonymous coward said
The video bears no relation to the picture. For a start the fin is still attached even hslfway through the crash and in the picture the entire rear fuselage is missing before the crash happens.
on 2006-Aug-03 02:43:18 Anonymous coward said
Well I guess that ended his chances of winning any air races in THAT plane!
on 2006-Aug-13 10:47:38 Anonymous coward said
I HATE it when that happens...
on 2006-Oct-28 17:33:41 Anonymous coward said
The video at http://www.alexisparkinn.com/photogallery/Videos/2006-10-21_krotov_japan_2003-Crash.wmv
is definately this crash.
on 2006-Oct-28 17:41:03 Anonymous coward said
BTW, don't know the cause of the crash, but it looks to me like there may have been loss of power whilst inverted at low level making him push the stick forwards excessively, or something that made the wings flex.
on 2006-Nov-13 02:14:30 Anonymous coward said
A Krotov crashed twice - 2001 and 2003. That's all I know. There are videos of both on YouTube.
2001 in France: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l9oFzgdh-k
on 2006-Nov-13 02:39:49 Anonymous coward said
Apparently he wasn't hurt too badly. He flew in an aerobatic competition in France last month. (Okt, 2006)
on 2007-Feb-05 20:12:34 Anonymous coward said
Looks like he tried to roll level after power loss just before impacting a gound structure and hit the wing which broke it. It wasn't his day to die.
on 2007-May-13 23:11:25 Anonymous coward said
This accident occurred in Japan. The pilot was russian and he survived to fly and crash a second time. He survived that one also.
on 2007-Jul-02 10:03:53 Anonymous coward said
Injured?!?! Holy cow, this dude has 9 lives!
on 2008-Jan-29 15:03:10 Anonymous coward said
It never ceases to amaze me... this guy lived through this? I honestly would have never flown again.