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"Turbo Raven" Aerobatic Airplane Crash - Salinas Airshow

Wayne Handley Turbo Raven Aerobatic Airplane Crash at Salinas Airshow in 1999

Wayne Handley's custom built Turbine Powered "Turbo Raven" experienced an engine malfunction. Below 1,000 feet, there is no option but to crash land.

His experience as Navy fighter pilot, air show performer, and aerobatic instructor is called upon for what looks to be an unsurvivable situation. With only seconds to impact, Wayne fights to control the descent speed and hit at the most survivable angle. Wayne recovered from his injuries and continues to fly recreationally and teach aerobatics.