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Thread: [IAC-L:1021] Re: Acro/airshow pilot Jim Kincai ...
Message: [IAC-L:1021] Re: Acro/airshow pilot Jim Kincaid killed Sat. (fwd)
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From: "Allyson Parker-Lauck" <princess at brigadoon.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 21:25:31 UTC
Sorry to post again, but I just wanted to clarify one point. I'm not sure whether or not the people who helped Maritza Kincaid after Jim's crash were members of the Confederate Air Force. They may have well been, but they weren't associated with this airshow -- they were spectators from out of town. None of the local organizers or officials of the airshow offered her assistance. I find this inexcusable. Allyson ---------- > From: Herman Dierks <dierks at austin.ibm.com> > To: Multiple recipients of list <iac-l at listproc.eracer.org> > Subject: [IAC-L:1020] Re: Acro/airshow pilot Jim Kincaid killed Sat. (fwd) > Date: Sunday, September 21, 1997 3:53 PM > > Good point on the Density Altitude. I was at work all day (inside AC) > so I forgot about the heat. I know it was still quite hot and muggy > late last nite. > > I got a call from Allison Parker (our new IAC Secretary). > She said Jim was her hanger mate. > Jim had just moved to Ponca City OK a few months back. > Allison said she posted a note on the net but I have not seen it. > > She said nobody offered to help Jim's wife at the air show. > She rode to the hospital in the ambulance and after Jim died, > finally a few air show spectators came to offer some assistance. > None of the Confederate Airforce folks came to help her. > With the air show going on and all it was probably a zoo. > > Jim's wife flew back to Ponca City last nite. > > Herman > > > From iac-l at eracer.org Sun Sep 21 14:35:47 1997 > > Message-Id: <188.8.131.52.19970921143015.0069b290 at texas.net> > > Errors-To: owner-iac-l at eracer.org > > Reply-To: iac-l at listproc.eracer.org > > Originator: iac-l at listproc.eracer.org > > Sender: iac-l at listproc.eracer.org > > Precedence: bulk > > From: Alex Galbraith <alex_g at texas.net> > > To: Multiple recipients of list <iac-l at listproc.eracer.org> > > Subject: [IAC-L:1019] Re: Acro/airshow pilot Jim Kincaid killed Sat. > > X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0 -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas > > X-Comment: International Aerobatic Club Discussion Forum > > In-Reply-To: <199709211653.LAA22728 at dierks.austin.ibm.com> > > Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 14:31:53 -0500 > > > > Two words can sum up the Unfortunate accident at the San Marcos, Texas > > Airport..."Density Altitude." I was also flying Saturday, but in Austin > > which is 30 miles north of San Marcos; I was one of the volunteer pilots > > participating in "Challenge Air" program for disabled youth, and was > > experiencing the text book effects of density altitude in a C172, loaded > > very carefully. The OAT was around 98 degrees F with the relative humidity > > very high, resulting in about 100 fpm climb for most of my flights > > throughout the day. I agree with Herman, regarding the extra altitude...he > > almost had it made from viewing the video of the crash. > > At 11:53 AM 9/21/97 -0500, you wrote: > > > FYI, it was reported on TV last nite and in the Austin American > > > Statesman that Aerobatic pilot, instructor and Air Show > > > pilot Jim Kincaid of Lake Ozark MO was killed on Saturday. > > > He was flying in the Airshow at San Marcos Texas. > > > The plane was a Pitts, appears to be a S2B. Painted black or > > > very dark blue with Gold sunburst. Paper said he was > > > 60 yrs old with 20,000 hrs and 4,000 hours of acro time. > > > > > > I saw the video on TV. It looked like he did a double snap roll > > > on a horizontal line. The second snap recovered into a spin. > > > I looked like he recovered on heading after about 1 turn. > > > He was very low at this point but continued the pull out. > > > He impacted in a flat attitude, did a small bounce an skidded > > > 30 ft or so. It looked like he should have been able to survive > > > so I don't know what happend to him. If he had had another 50 or > > > 100 ft of altitude he would have flown out of it OK. > > > The paper said he died at the hospital a few hours after the accident. > > > > > > Herman > > >austin.ibm.com > > > > > > > >