August 17 - Gliders competing in the 15-meter class at the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale's World Gliding Championships in Uvalde, Texas, collided and crashed. No serious injuries were reported and all four on board survived. Louis Bourderlique flew his damaged aircraft back to Garner Field Airport while Peter Hartmann bailed out and landed safely by parachute.
August 4 - Kent Pietsch crashed his Jelly Belly Piper J-3 Cub 1942 Interstate Cadet while performing his comedy routine at the Wetaskiwin Air Show in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada. The wing hit the wheat field, ripped the wing off and spun around while he was landing. Kent was taken to the hospital in stable condition. He has since been released from the hospital and plans on continuing flying in air shows once he repairs his airplane.
July 26 - Greg Koontz flew his brand new Super Decathlon for the first time, which had an interesting incident in which its seat tubing separated during the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The performance was cut short, the pilot and the aircraft are safe.
Date Needed - Bob Carlton's Super Salto Jet Sailplane received damage at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin while it was parked at the Kermit Weeks Hangar. Apparently, a truck accidentally drove right into the sailplane. He was unable to perform the rest of the week and transported the sailplane back to New Mexico on a trailer. Nobody was injured.
July 1 - Trevor Roche died at the Shuttleworth Military Pageant Airshow in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom when the 1923 vintage prototype de Havilland DH.53 Humming Bird G-EBHX crashed.
June 30 - Gianfranco Cicogna-Mozzoni died at the Klerksdorp Air Show in South Africa when his Aero L-39 Albatros got into the wake turbulence of the lead aircraft and suffered a compressor stall, followed by a high-speed wing stall, before impacting the ground at a 50 degree angle. The plane exploded on impact.
June 3 - A Fairey Firefly AS.6 WB518 suffered a landing gear collapse on runway 27R at the Wings over Gillespie airshow in El Cajon, California. The pilot was uninjured.
April 28 - Martino Wirth died at the Flugplatz Alkersleben airshow in Erfurt, Germany while flying his 1950's era Zlín T Trenér 6 in a formation flight.
October 14 - The fourth prototype Xian JH-7A, 814, of the China Flight Test Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Air Force crashed into a marsh near Wei Nan City, Pucheng in Shaanxi Province, China, while performing in an airshow associated with the China International General Aviation Convention. The airframe came down about 1 mile (1.6 km.) from Pucheng Neifu Airport. One pilot ejected safely but the second crewman was killed.
September 17 – A T-28C Trojan, N688GR, crashed during the Thunder over the Blue Ridge Open House and Air Show in Martinsburg, West Virginia killing pilot John Mangan.
September 16 – 2011 Reno Air Races crash – Pilot Jimmy Leeward lost control of his P-51 Mustang and crashed into spectators at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show, killing 11 people, including the pilot. More than 75 people were injured, at least 15 of them critically.
August 21 – Wing Walker Todd Green fell 200 feet while attempting an aircraft transfer from a Stearman to a Hughes 369 helicopter at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Air Show. He was seriously injured and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
August 20 – A Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team "Red Arrows" aircraft (BAE Hawk T1) crashed after performing at an air show in Bournemouth, Dorset, U.K. The pilot issued a Mayday call at 1350 hrs., and was witnessed to have plunged into the ground next to the river Stour, near the village of Throop. The pilot, 33-year old Flt. Lt. Jon Egging, was killed in the crash.
August 20 – Stunt pilot Bryan Jensen was killed when his modified Pitts 12 "The Beast" crashed at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport at the Kansas City Airshow in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, around 1:30pm.
28 July - A General Dynamics F-16C Block 30H Fighting Falcon, 87-296, c/n 5C-557, of the 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama Air National Guard, flying out of Montgomery Air National Guard Base, overruns the runway at Wittman Regional Airport at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The nose gear collapsed, the nose radome broke and the air-frame skidded to a stop. The pilot was uninjured.
July 10 - at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, a North American P-51 Mustang, "Big Beautiful Doll", piloted by Rob Davies and a Douglas A-1 Skyraider were involved in a mid-air collision - The Skyraider pilot was able to land safely despite suffering wing damage, Pilot Rob Davies parachuted to safety and his P-51 crashed and was destroyed.
July 9 – A replica Fokker Dr.I lost power at about 600 ft (180 m) above the ground during a mock dogfight at the Geneseo Air Show. The pilot, 67-year old Joseph Auger, attempted a controlled powerless glide, but the landing gear got caught on cornstalks and flipped over. The pilot was able to extricate himself from the wreckage and sustained only minor injuries.
July 3 – A Bücker Jungmann belonging to the Shuttleworth Collection crashed during a practice for that day's display. The pilot walked away from the crash suffering only slight injuries.
June 18 - Christen Eagle II aircraft crashed into the river Wisla at the Air Show in Plock, Poland. The pilot Marek Szufa who was also a pilot of Boeing 767 in Polish airlines LOT died three hours later in a hospital. In his life he spent 20 000 hours in the air and took part in many air shows and championships.
June 4 – 71-year-old Bill Phipps, experienced Campbell River, British Columbia pilot severely injured while performing aerobatics at the Wings and Wheels event at Nanaimo Airport, British Columbia.
March 12 – While performing their Pirated Skies wing walking act, Kyle and Amanda Franklin were severely injured when their Waco JMF-7 nicknamed "Mystery Ship", suffered an apparent engine failure at the CAF 2011 Air Fiesta in Brownsville, TX. Both were listed as in stable condition with burns covering more than 60% of their bodies. Kyle's burns were not as serious as first reported. Amanda had successful surgery March 16, and was believed to have a good recovery chance at that time, but died on May 27.
September 5 – A woman was killed when a Tiger Moth biplane crashed into spectators at an air show in southern Germany at the Airport Lauf-Lillinghof near Nuremberg. 38 people were injured in the accident, five of them seriously.
July 23 – Canadian Forces Captain Brian Bews sustained non life-threatening injuries after a low altitude ejection from his CF-18 Hornet in Lethbridge, Alberta. Captain Bews was rehearsing for weekend performances at the 2010 Alberta International Airshow when the mishap occurred.
June 12 – A replica Focke-Wulf Fw 190 crashed in the bay of Hyeres, France during a mock dogfight with a Supermarine Spitfire. During this dogfight the FW 190 suffered an engine failure. When it became clear the plane could not make it to the nearby airport, the pilot ditched the FW 190 close to the beach, and he was rescued within minutes. The pilot survived without injuries.
April 2 – Pilot Captain Anderson Amaro Fernandes was killed when an Embraer EMB 312 Tucano belonging to the "Esquadrilha da Fumaça" aerobatic team of the Brazilian Air Force crashed while performing at a ceremony for 68 years of the Lages aero club in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
March 3 – Pilot Commander Suresh Kumar Maurya and his co-pilot Lieutenant Commander Rahul Nair were killed when an HAL Kiran aircraft belonging to the Sagar Pawan aerobatic team of the Indian Navy crashed while performing at the opening ceremony of the India Aviation Show at Hyderabad, India
November 14 – Overberg Airshow (Bredasdorp, South Africa) – An English Electric Lightning of Thunder City experienced hydraulic failure while performing. The pilot tried to get the aircraft back to base, but it crashed. The pilot, Dave Stock, 46, was killed.
September 6 – Brixia Airshow (Montichiari, Italy) – A CAP-10B aircraft hit the ground while performing low altitude aerobatics. Of the two pilots, Marzio Maccarana, 26, was killed and Paolo Castellani, 55, was injured.
August 30 – Radom Air Show (Radom, Poland) – A Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft from Belarus crashed while performing an air display, killing both pilots, Col. Alexander Morfintsky and Col. Alexander Zhuravlevich. According to preliminary data, the plane went down after a bird strike.
July 10 -Tarkio, Missouri - Chandy Clanton flying an Edge 540 crashed during the practice day for the Wing Nuts Flying Circus Airshow in Tarkio, Missouri. She was killed instantly.
July 7 – (Batajnica Air Base, Serbia) – A MiG 29 crashed while performing a low-altitude high-speed pass during rehearsal practice for an air show, killing pilot Rade Randelovic, as well as a soldier on the ground.
July 4–4 July Air Show (Tehachapi, California) – Pilot Dave Zweigle's L-29 Delfín crashed while making low altitude passes during the airshow. Zweigle and passenger Robert Chamberlain were killed in the accident.
June 1 – Lake Bracciano Air Show (Lake Bracciano – Province of Rome, Italy) – Aircraft Commander Captain Filippo Fornassi was killed and co-pilot Captain Fabio Manzella was injured when their NH Industries NH90 tactical transport helicopter struck the water and sank into Lake Bracciano. The crash happened while the helicopter was diving after completing a Fieseler Maneuver.
May 10 – Modesto Airport Appreciation Day (Modesto, California) – Pilot Rob Harrison was injured when the Moravan Otrokovice Zlin 50LX aircraft he was piloting crashed while performing a roll maneuver.
April 26 – Kindel Air Field (Kindel, Germany) – A Zlin Z-37 Cmelak left the runway on takeoff and veered into a crowd of spectators killing one and injuring ten.
April 26 – Spirit of Flight 2008 Air Show (Galveston, Texas) – A Supermarine Spitfire taxied into the rear of a recently restored Hawker Hurricane at the Lone Star Flight Museum airshow. No injuries were reported.
August 18 – Vincent Nasta of Wading River, N.Y. was flying a single-engine French plane in a simulated dogfight Sunday afternoon with a German plane when it crashed about 1,000 feet from the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, authorities said. The plane landed in a wooded area and caught fire. Nasta, 47, was the sole occupant.
September 15 – Shoreham Airshow (West Sussex, England) – Pilot Brian Brown was killed when the Hawker Hurricane he was flying failed to pull out of a dive during a mock dogfight.
September 1 – Radom Air Show (Radom, Poland) – Pilots Piotr Banachowicz and Lech Marchelewski were killed in the mid-air collision of their Zlin Z-526 aircraft.
July 28 – Dayton Air Show (Dayton, Ohio) – Jim LeRoy was killed when his S2S Bulldog II crashed at the end of the runway while performing a 1/2 Cuban 8 and snap rolls. The reason for this crash was reported as pilot error by the NTSB.
July 27 – Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture show (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) – While approaching the runway for a landing, pilot Gerry Beck's scratch-built P-51A Mustang overtook and struck a P-51D Mustang that had touched down ahead of him. Beck's plane flipped over and crashed along the runway, killing him. The other pilot was not injured, although his P-51D was pushed on its nose and sustained damage to the tail.
June 24 – Galway Air Show (Galway, Ireland) – Three people on the ground were injured when the door from a hovering RAF helicopter flew off and plunged into a large crowd below.
April 21 – Blue Angels crash (Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina) – Lieutenant Commander Kevin 'Kojak' Davis of the Blue Angels was killed when he grayed out and lost control of his F/A-18 Hornet.
March 16 – Tico Airshow (Titusville, Florida) – Pilot Eilon Krugman-Kadi was killed when the Aero L-39 Albatros he was piloting crashed while performing a loop.