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Each year I wait with eager anticipation for the Oshkosh edition of Flying Magazine. Iâ€™ve always had an itch to make it up there one-of-these-days, to take in all the sites of whatâ€™s been a life-long fascination with planes.
But with all the glamour of such a gathering, there are often things that donâ€™t go as planned, like when a WWII war bird runs over a much smaller home built aircraft preparing to leave the 2006 Air Show.
A Grumman TBM-3, while taxiing down taxiway Papa which parallels runway 18 at the Wittman Regional Airport (OSH), Oshkosh, Wisconsin, ran over a Vans RV-6 aircraft, out of sight underneath the war birds nose.
The result was the loss of life of the passenger of the RV-6, with its pilot narrowly avoiding injury.
Iâ€™ve attached a couple of pictures of the accident sent by a friend of a friend that attended the air show. They might make you cringe a little, so be prepared.
Has anyone heard anymore details about how it happened besides what was in the NTSB report?
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