Well I knew eventually it would come to this… you cannot go to airshows and not expect to ever see tragedy or record the last perfect execution of the stunt that ended up taking a performers life

This will be the last photo I get to take of this plane and this pilot based on today's crash at Travis AFB and the Thunder over Solano airshow.

The details were minimal at best – searching here for #thunderoversolano and #travisAFB brought up a few that witnessed the crash but the show was cancelled post crash and people were asked to leave.

It appears the victim was: Eddie Andreini from www.eddieandreiniairshows.com

A huger loss for the air show community.

Hopefully he like many others I have talked to that fly for a living and for the fans died doing the one thing he loved and would have had it no other way.

RIP

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Comments: 12

  1. Stefan Strobl 4 May 2014 Reply

    Upside-down start or landing?

  2. Brent Burzycki 4 May 2014 Reply

    +Stefan Strobl from what I have been told – he was performing this stunt above – I took this shot yesterday at the show – then the plane plowed into the ground…

    The wind today and yesterday was 35-40mph on the airfield.. I can only imagine that was a contributor to the crash.

  3. Stefan Strobl 4 May 2014 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki , sorry to hear that. Thought the plane was a little low for comfort, in your picture! Winds explain a lot!

  4. Brent Burzycki 4 May 2014 Reply

    This is a stunt he does at all the shows…. I think nature might have had other intentions today…

  5. Stefan Strobl 4 May 2014 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki , I would not count Nature out!

  6. Jodi Frye 4 May 2014 Reply

    We go when it's our time…when we have accomplished what he set out for us…yes, it is good that he left and went back home while doing what he loved. Great shot.

  7. Ananda Sim 4 May 2014 Reply

    RIP

  8. Pamela Reynoso 5 May 2014 Reply

    It's always windy here… 🙁

  9. Brent Burzycki 5 May 2014 Reply

    I work in FF….. But yesterday and today were 35 to 40mph….it was extra windy… But that is why Travis AFB is located there…

  10. Pamela Reynoso 5 May 2014 Reply

    True. Having a pool here did me no good as a child, nor now. The wind…

  11. Shelly Gunderson 5 May 2014 Reply

    How very sad.

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