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American aerobatic pilot dies during airshow

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On May 4, 2014, 77 year-old Andreini died while performing aerial acrobatics at an airshow in Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, California, when his Stearman biplane crashed into the ground.

Nine days after that over a thousand people turned out for his memorial. And many of them were demanding answers about his death.

Andreini crashed while executing an upside-down maneuver on the flight line. The crowd at the Travis Air Show was horrified. "Eddie was a very safe individual. He had excellent equipment. It's just one of those things that happened," said friend and fellow pilot Steve Seghetti.

According to the Solano County Coroner, Andreini burned to death after the crash, the crash is not what killed him. He suffered from severe burns, which caused his death.

Some are arguing that rescuers were to slow to get to scene after the crash. It is probably this hypothesis the reason why the pilot's family is preparing to fight into a legal battle. Along the way, the Air Force has offered thoughts and prayers to the Andreini family, but is saying nothing about the fire response time.

 

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