Friday, June 4, 2010

Hannes Arch hits pylon during practice

Pilot Hannes Arch from Austria hit a pylon during one of his practice runs on the Windsor track. He lowered his nose right after the hit to prevent a stall which could have been devastating. The plane was not damaged. Last year veteran Peter Besenyei made an emergency landing while doing a photo shoot near Niagara Falls, his engine failed because of a lost of oil pressure, unfortunately, his plane wasn't repaired in time for the race. This year all pilots and their planes are ready to go. The Windsor track is much more trickier this time around. Here is a video of the hit which nearly brought Arches plane down.