Ramstein air show disaster ! 70 deaths and 346 serious injuries

Ramstein air show disaster ! 70 deaths and 346 serious injuries

on 28 August 1988 during the Flugtag 1988 airshow at the US Ramstein Air Base near the city of Kaiserslautern, West Germany The Aermacchi MB-339 Aircraft of the Italian Air Force display team Frecce Tricolori collided during their Aerobatics display.

More then 300ooo People was present at the air show. spectators sustained serious injuries in the resulting explosion and fire, and hundreds more had minor injuries.

At the time it was the deadliest air show accident (until overtaken in 2002 by the Sknyliv airshow disaster).

Footage of the Ramstein airshow disaster where a display by the Italian Air Force display team went horribly wrong resulting in 70 deaths and 346 serious injuries.

 

How did crash happen at Ramstein airshow ?

A formation of jets 10 Altogether divided four in one direction, Five in one direction and while one solo jet of Frecce Tricolori try to perform one of the most dangerous maneuvers  to cut across in between but the pilot misjudged and that result in the midair collision

The mid-air collision took place as the two heart-forming groups passed each other and the heart-piercing aircraft hit them.

The piercing aircraft crashed onto the runway and consequently, both the fuselage and resulting fireball of aviation fuel tumbled into the spectator area, hitting the crowd and coming to rest against a refrigerated trailer being used to dispense ice cream to the various vendor booths in the area.

 

 

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