Air Show Accident overview 2008

Major General (retired) Des Barker, former South African Air Force test and demonstration pilot has written the annual airshow accident review for display pilots, airshow organisers and safety officers worldwide with the purpoair-show-2008-accident-overviewse of highlighting ongoing accident/incidents at airshows in an effort to improve airshow and display flying safety by considering lessons learned. The interesting document with plenty of pictures and full analysis can be found here: Air Show accident overview.
As you will see, the picture I took on Jun. 1, 2008 of the NH90 of the Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) crashing into the surface of the Bracciano Lake during Ali sul Lago airshow , is the main image of the document.  The NH90 accident and many others that occurred during the 2008 airshow season are analysed in the overview.

About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.