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One dead following 'jet truck' explosion during Battle Creek Field of Flight airshow

 
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"According to the team’s website, the Shockwave truck features three Pratt & Whitney J34-38 jet engines originally used in U.S. Navy T2 Buckeyes. The engines produce 36,000 horsepower and provide 21,000 pounds of thrust, allowing the truck to reach speeds of more than 350 mph."

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"According to the team’s website, the Shockwave truck features three Pratt & Whitney J34-38 jet engines originally used in U.S. Navy T2 Buckeyes. The engines produce 36,000 horsepower and provide 21,000 pounds of thrust, allowing the truck to reach speeds of more than 350 mph."

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Quite an amazing site, 350mph!!! Wow!
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WHATS A 3 LETTER WORD THAT SOUNDS LIKE PEK
BUT STARTS AND ENDS WITH K..???

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Eck!!!! forgot, we don't say the H.
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Re: One dead following 'jet truck' explosion during Battle Creek Field of Flight airshow
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 Quoting: nutmeg


Cool!

Just looking down the list for RIAT in the UK in a few days, can't wait!

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Have FUN!

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July, usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. The show typically attracts a total of 150,000 to 160,000 spectators over the weekend.
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Thanks Nutmeg dasbier always a pleasure to see our American cousins.


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OMG! They are awesome! I wish I could see them in person! Amazing! Amazing video!

My daughter lived in San Diego for 6 years, and I visited often, but she moved away in 2016. I see the Red Arrows were there in 2019. Prior to that we did visit and shop at Miramar. (I have access to military bases.)

Thank you for the beautiful video! Yes....the Red Arrows are quite impressive! Wow!

The Red Arrows stopped at MCAS Miramar as a part of their 11-week, 25-show 2019 North American tour. This show is the farthest-west flying display in the 55-year history of the team. The team is flying two full demonstrations at MCAS Miramar, one each on Saturday September 28, and Sunday, September 29, 2019.Sep 30, 2019.
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Bursting into flames while racing a 36,000 HP semi is one hell of a way to go.

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Ad for Show:

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Amazing Air Show Featuring…

USAF Thunderbirds
USAF F-35a
Navy F-35c
Navy F-18 Rhino
Wall of Fire
Top Civilian Air Performers
Night Air Show with Pyro
Hot-Air Balloons
Skerbeck Carnival
Great Lakes Timber Show
Kids Day sponsored in part by Meijer
Firework Shows
Live Music sponsored by FireKeepers
Shockwave Jet Truck
 Quoting: nutmeg


Cool!

Just looking down the list for RIAT in the UK in a few days, can't wait!

United States of America - US Air Force
Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey 7th Special Operations Squadron USAF 75TH Flying
Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey 7th Special Operations Squadron USAF 75TH Static
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 23rd Bomb Squadron USAF 75TH Static
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 96th Bomb Squadron USAF 75TH Flying
Boeing E-4B 595th Command and Control Group USAF 75TH Static NEW
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 351st Air Refuelling Squadron USAF 75TH
Boeing KC-46A Pegasus 514th Air Mobility Wing USAF 75TH Static
Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon 555th Fighter Squadron USAF 75TH Static
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II 495th Fighter Squadron USAF 75TH
Lockheed Martin MC-130J Commando II 67th Special Operations Squadron USAF 75TH
Lockheed U-2S 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron USAF 75TH
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 492nd Fighter Squadron USAF 75TH
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 494th Fighter Squadron USAF 75TH
United States of America - US Navy
Boeing P-8A Poseidon Patrol Squadron 46
 Quoting: Bartholomew Scribblet


Have FUN!

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July, usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. The show typically attracts a total of 150,000 to 160,000 spectators over the weekend.
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Thanks Nutmeg dasbier always a pleasure to see our American cousins.


 Quoting: Bartholomew Scribblet


I just googled their 2019 schedule in the USA....I missed them in Atlantic City! I had been to air shows there before, but not in recent years. It's fun because you sit on the beach, and the show takes place over the Atlantic Ocean!

Red Arrows: 2019 North American Tour:

August 13 - Gatineau, QC
August 17-18 - Chicago, IL
August 21 - Atlantic City, NJ
August 24-25 - New Windsor, NY
August 31-September 1 - Toronto, ON
September 7-8 - St. Louis, MO
September 20-22 - Hillsboro, OR
September 28-29 - MCAS Miramar, CA
October 4-6 - Huntington Beach, CA

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YOU A HOLES GO SEE THIS SHIT FOR ENTERTAINMENT
SOON IT WON'T BE FOR ENTERTAINMENT
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it will be for me and my m8s, we already have bluewater ready and available
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Re: One dead following 'jet truck' explosion during Battle Creek Field of Flight airshow
Driver was Chris Darnell, 40 years old.
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Re: One dead following 'jet truck' explosion during Battle Creek Field of Flight airshow
A couple of years ago the woman from the show "Myth-Busters" died the same way

in an F-104 converted into a 'jet truck'
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Re: One dead following 'jet truck' explosion during Battle Creek Field of Flight airshow
A couple of years ago the woman from the show "Myth-Busters" died the same way

in an F-104 converted into a 'jet truck'
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Wow! Seems like some people have a death wish!
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Re: One dead following 'jet truck' explosion during Battle Creek Field of Flight airshow
This news report says they're not sure if the 1st explosion on the runway was planned before the truck went through it.
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"....when he released the parachute from his “Shockwave Jet Truck,” as he was passing the area where the pyrotechnic display was set off, it burst into flames and blew up."
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Re: One dead following 'jet truck' explosion during Battle Creek Field of Flight airshow
Lets be honest, if you watch that video without knowing someone died you wouldn’t even know anything went wrong. The people in the crowd seem unconcerned and apathetic they just saw a large scale explosion, like it isn’t big enough or something.
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Lets be honest, if you watch that video without knowing someone died you wouldn’t even know anything went wrong. The people in the crowd seem unconcerned and apathetic they just saw a large scale explosion, like it isn’t big enough or something.
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Pyrotechnics were part of the demonstration. I think most were confused as to what happened.


“One of my children looked up and said, ‘Dad, was that part of the act?’ And I said ‘I don’t think so. This is bad.’ Right away, the P.A. announcer came on and said, ‘We’ve had an incident… our personnel are getting out there and working on it.'”
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Re: One dead following 'jet truck' explosion during Battle Creek Field of Flight airshow
The driver's father, Neal Darnell, posted this on Facebook:

During today’s SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck performance at the Battlecreek Field of Flight Airshow, an accident occurred as a result of a mechanical failure on the Jet Truck. Regretfully, Chris Darnell, the driver, and my youngest son, passed away from his injuries at approximately 1:01 pm.
No one else was involved.

I will post more information as we get it. We will provide Funeral Arrangements sometime this week.

We are so sad. Just one month ago Chris turned 40. He was so well loved by everyone who knew him. Chris so loved the Air Show business. He was “Living the Dream, “ as he said.

Facebook page: Shockwave Jet Truck & Flash Fire Jet Trucks

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Re: One dead following 'jet truck' explosion during Battle Creek Field of Flight airshow
The truck was racing two planes, going up to 300 miles per hour. As the parachute from the truck deployed, the truck engulfed in flames and exploded.

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An enormous truck traveling 300 to 350 mph ? It sounds dangerous before knowing about any explosions. Jet engines are made for the sky... Don’t see the benefit of the risks.

Maybe it’s a man thing, but speeding enormous sized trucks ?? A racing boat would make more sense. Little children playing with big expensive toys.

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The latest update, including another video, different view:

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