Skip to comments.Famous Red Bull Pilot Killed in Apple Valley Plane Crash (Mike Mangold)
Posted on 12/06/2015 7:01:55 PM PST by EveningStar
The pilot killed in the Apple Valley plane crash has been identified as 60-year-old Mike Mangold, a world-famous aerobatics champion for Red Bull who was a resident of Victorville.
The crash occurred on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at about 2:20 P.M., according to the Apple Valley Fire Protection District the aircraft is described as an L39 Jet. Witnesses say, that the small plane was attempting to take off from the airport located at 21600 Corwin Road.
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May you get your wings from angels now.
He liked to push the envelope.
So what we have to do is make sure that we live well today as it might be our last.
Nothing on the @vvdailypress feed. I’m shocked. I heard the sirens, but didn’t know what is was about. Very sad for the A.V. aviation community.
I was in Greensboro, NC recently and attended Saturday mass. The priest said that he asks for salvation every day when he wakes up so when the time comes he will be ready.
Sounds like flame out on takeoff possibly.Prayers for his family and friends.
An old, bold pilot.
My flight instructor had a poster that said, "There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but here aren't very many old, bold pilots". My flight instructor had over 53,000 hours. He died as a passenger in an improperly maintained aircraft on a flight from Brown Field (San Diego) to Ensenada, BC.
RIP. Guess he’d say he died doing what he loved.
They mentioned this on LA news tonight. Witnesses said it basically blew up on take off. Instant fireball. I guess I would prefer to go quick like this.
The plane is an old Soviet trainer popular because it’s an affordable jet that can be bought for less than 300k.
Good grief. What’s he worried about? Some slight mis-thought, or was he a soldier in some War of thought?
The BS’ers, are always hiding from truth, by pronouncing their righteously sad & poignant distance from it. Always.
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