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    Senior Member moose135's Avatar
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    Red Bull Racer Skips Off Detroit River

    Australian pilot Matt Hall flirted with disaster on Saturday when his aircraft skipped off the surface of the Detroit River during a qualifying run for the Red Bull Air Races. While making a turn on the course, the aircraft stalled and lost altitude. Hall recovered, but hit the river, smacking the water with both wingtips. Hall was able to land safely at the race airport in Windsor. The aircraft suffered some minor damage, and Hall hopes to be ready for New York.

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    Re: Red Bull Racer Skips Off Detroit River

    WOW, that was an AMAZING RECOVERY !!!!! :borat:

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    Re: Red Bull Racer Skips Off Detroit River

    Almost made it submarine racing. Nice recovery.
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    Re: Red Bull Racer Skips Off Detroit River

    I saw that earlier today, Moose. It's WILD.

    Looking forward to seeing Hall, Goulian, and the other guys in two weeks!
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    Re: Red Bull Racer Skips Off Detroit River

    He knew he wasn't going to win, so he thought he'd show-off a bit. ;)

    Glad to know it had a positive ending.

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    Re: Red Bull Racer Skips Off Detroit River

    Quote Originally Posted by lijk604

    Glad to know it had a positive ending.
    No kidding! That could've gone badly.

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