Large RC plane crashes at Delaware air show [video]

Spectators got a little more excitement than expected at last week’s Delaware R/C Club air show when a radio controlled B-29 crashed at Lums Pond State Park.

The crowd of onlookers narrowly escaped being hit by the large B-29 radio controlled plane at this year’s Warbirds Over Delaware event. Held for the past 22 years by the Delaware R/C Club, the event features a variety of model planes flying high above the crowd at Lums Pond in Bear, Delaware.

According to a report posted on, the B-29 was being flown by veteran R/C pilot Mac Hodges. While heading down the runway for takeoff, the plane suffered some sort of mechanical failure. A video posted on YouTube shows the plane barely missing group of spectators before crashing near some vendor tents.

No one appeared to be injured, but the B-29 was left in several pieces.

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