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Unread postby S Robichaud » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:53 pm

Veteran airshow performer Kent Pietsch is in a hospital in Alberta, Canada, after crashing his Interstate Cadet shortly after a performance Saturday in Wetaskiwin, a small city about 70 miles south of Edmonton. Pietsch is not thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries. He got out of the plane himself and was lying nearby when crash crews arrived at the scene moments later. The aircraft may be a write-off, however. According to the latest report in the Edmonton Journal, Pietsch was finished with his comic routine when he clipped a wing during what might have been a low-level pass.

During his routine, Pietsch drops an aileron in flight and continues to fly aerobatics and other maneuvers, including landing on a truck-mounted platform, with one aileron. "Part of the airshow, there were parts dropped off the airplane intentionally," Transport Canada investigator Bill Kemp told the Journal. "He was doing an over flight of the area to locate these parts." Pietsch is from Minot, N.D., where his family runs the local FBO. His brother Warren is also an airshow performer.


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Re: Best wishes for speedy recovery

Unread postby S Robichaud » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:57 pm

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According to local media reports, Kent had finished a performance at the show when the accident occurred in which the aircraft flew close to the ground in a bank, struck a wingtip, and thereafter impacted just off the runway. Some reports indicate that a power failure may have led to the accident. A crewmember for another performer flying at the show, Jack Sim, is reported in local media as stating that, “He tacked in to land, the wing hit the wheat field, ripped the wing off, spun around, he hit the dash. He got wounded. He got out of the plane (and) wandered around it and laid down in the field.”


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Re: Best wishes for speedy recovery

Unread postby CFII » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:51 pm

Doing the things he has done well in planes, sometimes even a hiccup from the engine and it's all over.
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Re: Best wishes for speedy recovery

Unread postby S Robichaud » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:20 pm

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Airshow pilot Kent Pietsch is back home in Minot, N.D., after crash landing his Interstate Cadet show plane after a show in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada last week. According to local media, Pietsch broke his nose when the aircraft clipped a wing during a forced landing short of the runway after his performance. He was looking for the aileron he drops as part of his act and lost power at low altitude. Pietsch and his bright yellow "Jelly Belly" aircraft are expected to be back.

Pietsch's next stop on the circuit was to be the Abbotsford International Air Show in British Columbia. Airshow announcer Bob Singleton said Pietsch apologized about not being able to attend and said that he intends to repair the Cadet after he's recovered from his injuries.


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