Super Corsair crash in Phoenix air races
I found this video on the Airshow Buzz forums. This was posted Dec 2006, but I think it was from the air races in 2005 (perhaps earlier) in Phoenix (they didn’t have the races in 06). When you think about the time, money and effort that goes into these old warbirds, it truy is a shame to see them go down. On the forums, the pilots all emphasize safety, and their preparation for these contingencies is apparent in the video. You’ll notice the pilot steers the plane to crash in an area away from the crowds before he bails out.