Plane crash at an air show. The pilot died

The pilot of a historic machine performed acrobatic stunts. During one of them the plane’s engine lost the power it needed and the machine crashed into single-family houses outside the airport. The Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV did not directly damage any of them. The pilot died in the crash and one of the bystanders was slightly injured. The shows were discontinued.

The plane that crashed in Cheb, was the world’s last flying Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV from World War IIj. Several versions of Hurricanes were used by the British RAF Air Force during World War II. Including Polish pilots and pilots from Czechoslovakia flew them. The Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV model had an engine adapted to flying in desert conditions.

The British fighter belonged to the private aviation museum Toczna located near Prague. Of the 14 thousand produced 583 Hurricane planes less than 15. The last of the Mk.IV. crashed on Sunday. It was painted in the same way as during the Second World War the machine that was flown by the Czech air ace Karl Kuttelwascher in the RAF.

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