Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Shoreham Hunder AAIB Accident Report

The UK's Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) have released the final report of the August 2015 Hawker Hunter crash that resulted in the deaths of eleven bystanders.

The summary is here, with the full report here and earlier reports and a brief video illustrating the aircraft's critical manoeuvre at the bottom of the page.

While the report is very long, there are numerous air display safety points touched upon (as well as recommendations specific to the UK's airshow industry approach) many of which are worth the time of anyone professionally involved in airshow organisation or safety in any country.

My comments on the accident at the time, are here.