How would you react to seeing a major incident occur in real time right in front of your eyes?


During the summer of 1993 without any prior warning I was an eye witness to a plane crash. Two Mig 29 fighters from Russia were performing an aerobatic display at the Royal International Air Tattoo, held at Fairford in Gloucestershire, when they collided in mid air and came tumbling to the ground in massive fireballs.


Miraculously there were no injuries with both pilots ejecting safely. The official investigation determined that pilot error was the cause, after one pilot did a reverse loop and disappeared into the clouds, the other one lost sight of his wingman and aborted the routine.


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