On 1 September 2007 two Zlin planes from Zelazny Group collided during an acrobatic display at Airshow in Radom Sadków .The two pilots, Lech Marchelewski (the director of the Ziemia Lubuska Air Club, founder and the leader of the “Zelazny” group) and Polish Championship representative, Piotr Banachowicz both died.
Within the civil aviation part of the programme, there was an aerobatic performance of Żelazny team flying six Zlin aircrafts. With the three planes performing the aerobatic stunt called Rosebud, at it its lower part there was a collision of two of the planes flying on the trajectories crossing at a right angle. As a consequence of the crash both pilots suffered death instanteously.
On a subsequent examination the PKBWL established the following cause of the accident:
The team leader’s performance of the stunt without an adequate vertical and horinzontal separations as related to the base plane.
Furthermore, the following were, too, of an influence to the collision:
1.The vertical separation was not guaranteed due to some imprecise theoretical assumptions of the Rosebud stunt based on:
a) admitting the selection of variants for planes 2 and 3 to pass each other without detailed instruction for passing options other than the main variant.
b) the team leader’s unrealistic assumption to being able to watch two planes approaching him at a right angle.
2.The team leader’s health and the hypotensive agents he had taken which might have resulted in a lowered psychophysical aptitude. It may have changed his organism response to gravity load, the piloting precision and his air space watching ablity.
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Update 30th August 2009: For information on Belarus Air Force crash in Radom Air Force 2009 visit: http://www.airplane-pictures...
1 Piotr Bieluszewski
(1. 9. 2008, 12:18 CET)
There are photos of human death. I thought that here these photos will not appear ...
2 Wallace Shackleton
(1. 9. 2008, 12:27 CET)
A strong reminder that the price of our entertainment can come at a high cost.
(2. 9. 2008, 13:12 CET)
Maldek and I have similar opinion about it like Piotr. I had a break for sth to eat at that time, leaving non-military part for the next day......
(11. 9. 2008, 17:32 CET)
Careless and ill thought out risk taking isn't entertainment. No plane should be flown close to another, simple as that. These guys were well enough educated well enough fed well enough paid well enough everything else to plan a display - display - not stunt - well. And one of them wasn't fit to fly anyway. This isn't 1920 with penniless hobos fresh out of the forces storming barns in surplus Jennies.