Sad accident: 2 Beaufort bombers collide

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  1. horseUSA

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    2 Beaufort bombers collide - Jervis Bay 14 Apr '43
    Looks like lack of communication between them and when to pull up. Sad accident.
    Here is information on the accident: http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/nsw29.htm
     

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    Shame. Those poor guys never had a chance. :(
     
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    Damn... No chance for the pilots... What the hell was he thinking pulling so hard???
     
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    Nasty, not much chance for the pilots
     
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    Ouch. What aircraft are they?
     
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    I was trying to figure out what they were too,
     
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    Updated with imformation about the accident
     
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    God. Very freaky man, Godspeed guys..
     
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    It looks like as they did their fly by, they were doing a maneuver called a pitch-out. You do a formation high speed pass and "pitch out" where you pull up and turn to slow down at an atitude usually 1500 feet above ground level. This is done to either get in a downwind for a landing or to regroup in a formation in the opposite direction. It looks like guy on the right should of pitched first based on his position in the formation.
     
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