Veteran air show performer, American Kent Pietsch, is in hospital after crashing his Interstate Cadet in Canada.
Pietsch is well known in Australia for his comic routines at the Australian International Air Show at Avalon, featuring his signature trick of landing on the back of a moving truck.
Reports coming in say that Pietsch had completed his routine at Wetaskiwin, 70 miles south of Edmonton, which featured him “losing” components from the aeroplane such as ailerons and wheels, when one wing tip is thought to have struck the ground. Apparently, he was in a low pass to locate the dropped parts when the accident happened.
Pietsch’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening as he was able to get out of the aircraft by himself and was lying on the ground when the rescue teams arrived.
Unfortunately, the 1942 Interstate Cadet appears to be a complete write-off, according to local sources.