November 11, Glade Spring, Va. / Boeing Stearman


At about 1445 eastern time, a Boeing A75 crashed after losing engine power near Glade Spring. The pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries. The accident airplane was part of a three-airplane formation that had conducted a fly-by at a nearby Veterans Day celebration. At the completion of the fly-by, the three airplanes headed back to their departure airport, Abingdon, Va. Two airplanes continued on to Abingdon but the pilot of the accident airplane broke formation, descended and conducted low-level maneuvering below what witnesses said was the level of the surrounding hills. The pilot said he was maneuvering at a low altitude when the engine lost power. There was no suitable terrain nearby and the airplane struck a tree.


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