Hughes 1B Racer crashes

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IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 258Y Make/Model: EXP Description: EXP- HUGHES 1 B
Date: 08/05/2003 Time: 0030
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Destroyed
LOCATION
City: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK State: WY Country: US
DESCRIPTION
ACFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, ONE PERSON ON BOARD WAS FATALLY
INJURED, NORTH OF OLD GEYSER IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WY
INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 1
# Crew: 1 Fat: 1 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
WEATHER: SPECI KWYS 042346Z AUTO 16008KT 20SM BKN040 22/09 A3026
OTHER DATA
Activity: Pleasure Phase: Unknown Operation: General Aviation
Departed: GILLETTE, WY Dep Date: 08/05/2003 Dep. Time: 0030
Destination: EUGENE, OR Flt Plan: UNK Wx Briefing: Y
Last Radio Cont: UNK
Last Clearance: UNK
FAA FSDO: CASPER, WY (NM04) Entry date: 08/05/2003

Too bad, what a good looking airplane....

 

PaulRix

Well-Known Member
^ Exactly my thoughts. I lost my brother last month at the Duxford Flying Legends airshow in the UK. The Firefly was a very rare aircraft (maybe the only flying example).. but the lives of my brother and his pilot were worth infinately more than the plane. My thoughts are with the family of the pilot of the Hughes 1B.
 

mastermags

Well-Known Member *giggity*
It crashed over Yellowstone NP? What was he doing over there? I imagine search and rescue operations there are difficult.
 

DavidMohr

New Member
He was on his way home from Oshkosh. What a shame. What a beautiful aircraft. I got a lot of great photos of it on Aeroshell Square at Oshkosh this year.

My heart goes out to Jim's family and friends.

In Pace Requiescat....
 
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