There are some remains of a B-25 that wrecked in 1943 up on Sharp Top in Bedford County, Va. My Dad and I hiked up there when I was just a kid and saw the wreckage. There are a few pictures on the interwebs of what is left up there on the side of the mountain. They try to keep the location from being common knowledge because people have defaced the wreckage and the monument that was placed up there.Awesome group. My dad flew their B-25 when it was privately owned in the early 70s and I got to ride on it once when I was 7. It developed an engine/prop issue and the owner was killed in a car accident, so it sat derelict for a few years at Friendship Airport (now BWI-Marshall in Baltimore, MD) until it was acquired by the CWHM. Here's a few pics of the B-25 then (my dad in front) and after the CWHM acquired it.
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Here's a link to the BBMF Lanc and a Spitfire taking off from London a few months ago. They are flown by active RAF pilots as the flight is part of the RAF and is not a private group.I'm not sure. I thought that it only taxied, bit I could be wrong, it's happened before!
Airshow airspace is rigidly controlled due to the type of flying involved. Every move is carefully planned and coordinated. The pilots and aircraft are not replaceable. And now 2 aircraft, and 3 pilots are gone. We don't know all the details and second guessing benefits no one. We all have our opinions but I am sure we all mourn the loss of the people and aircraft.Like the narrator said, the fighter plane has notoriously restricted peripheral viewing ability.
The real issue is the uncontrolled nature of an air show environment.