Plane crash during air show in Płock, Poland

In summary, there was a tragic accident at an airshow in Poland involving one of the country's top aerobatics pilots, Marek Szufa. He was taken to the hospital after a long resuscitation but later succumbed to his injuries. Witnesses say that Szufa showed impressive skills in handling the plane and attempted to make a safe landing in the water to avoid harming any bystanders. Unfortunately, he did not survive the accident.
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http://wiadomosci.onet.pl/kraj/tragiczny-wypadek-na-pikniku-lotniczym-wideo,1,4473102,wiadomosc.html

(it starts with ads, commentary doesn't make much sense, as journalist knows nothing about aerobatics and planes)

So far no information about pilot, Marek Szufa (one of the best aerobatics pilots in Poland, with international succeses), he was taken to hospital after long resuscitation on the Wisła bank.

Edit: there is an official confirmation from the hospital he is still alive. Problem is, it took 20 minutes to get the body from the water.
 
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Impressive!

Looks like the pilot knew exactly what was going on, and made a spectacular effort to get out of a very difficult situation.
In my interpretation he went up, took his bearings, found the best spot to go to (water, no bystanders) and made a near perfect landing in as short a time possible, showing his superior skills in handling the plane.

I do hope he got out of it himself!
Please let us know if you find out!
 
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I'm sorry to hear just now that Marek Szufa has died. RIP
 

Related to Plane crash during air show in Płock, Poland

1. What caused the plane crash during the air show in Płock, Poland?

The cause of the plane crash is still under investigation, but initial reports suggest that there was a malfunction with the aircraft's engine.

2. Were there any survivors from the plane crash in Płock, Poland?

Unfortunately, there were no survivors from the plane crash. The pilot and co-pilot both lost their lives in the accident.

3. How often do plane crashes occur during air shows?

Plane crashes during air shows are rare occurrences. The last major air show crash in Poland was in 2009, and there have been no other reported crashes in Płock.

4. What safety measures are in place to prevent plane crashes during air shows?

Air show organizers take various safety measures to prevent plane crashes, such as strict regulations for pilots, thorough inspections of aircraft, and emergency protocols in case of any malfunctions during the show.

5. Will the air show in Płock, Poland continue after the plane crash?

The air show has been canceled following the tragic plane crash. The organizers have stated that they will review and improve safety measures before resuming the event in the future.

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