David Bailey , Photographer. Eddie and I have been married for 24 years, and I managed our team for most of them. I recorded the race earlier and am just now watching it One possibility is that the engine explosion was so devastating that Scott could not activate the fuel shutoff and it could have shredded the brake lines to the front and rear. It appears that there is a short "sand trap" or gravel as it were with a mesh fence at the end, but the concret wall on the right hand side seems to curve around to the left in front at the end, putting it directly in the path of the cars.
Fatal Crash Kalitta
We had to take our A Game to the starting line when it came our turn to run against Scott. Comparing Iomapaseo's images of the debris field in post with Machaca's Google Earth image, that lake must have had quite some alterations since the Google Earth picture was taken? One needs to ask several questions before accepting an aircraft with deferred maintenance items DMI or equivalent. But multiple posters have commented on the high numbers of incidents that they were personally aware of while flying there. He stated he ran towards the hill SW as the plane broke up and caught fire. As they headed back to the airfield, the canopy pulled up on the latches until the flight instructor could see daylight between the canopy and the fuselage. So I guess the 4 bleeds off was the or something
HALL OF FAME: SCOTT KALITTA, 46, CHAMPION DRAG RACER, DIES IN FUNNY CAR WRECK
However, the FAA has never shown much concern for scrutinizing the bottom-feeder freight outfits. Today's Funny Cars are basically the same underneath their fiberglass body shells as Top Fuel dragsters, the traditional stars of the sport, and often run faster times than the traditional "rail jobs". This saves money in the short term but how about in the long term? Yet another pilot recalled his experience in a some years ago. One thing they all have in common is their love of G forces. Somebody was nice enough to send me an unedited off air video clip confirming the location. God bless you guys in every way possible.
During many years of abuse, that windscreen was proven to be most indestructible. Even if in 18months time when the investigators present their findings and state that the crew couldn't have done a more perfect job for now it is the Kalitta logo lying on it side in Bogata or broken up in BRU and this is what the customer sees and basis his decision on. I have no doubt you're a fine employee and a great pilot. What surprised us, and for 35 years we've been around racing of all kinds, with all kinds of outcomes, including the deaths of riders and drivers Many issues here in addition to run-off areas.