Glenn Smith of the Hoppers Flight team taking off for their performance at the Quad City Air Show
Hopper Jet Team L-39 Albatross Crashes at the Quad City Air Show 2012
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Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Sep 9 at 8:39 AM
I was there also. I don't know why they tried to continue the show afterwards. Doing the missing man formation was respectful, but that should of been the end of the show out of respect for the pilot and his family who were there. Sad day.
Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Sep 5 at 11:42 AM
I was at the air show. It was heartbreaking to witness this crash and harder to continue watching the rest of the show while the jet was smoldering in the distanced.
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