A stunt pilot in Idaho walked away with nothing more than a sprained ankle Friday after his plane made an unexpected crash landing during a run-through of his air show routine.
Buck Roetman was piloting his biplane through a series of barrel rolls ahead of the Legacy Air Show in Rexburg when the aircraft started experiencing mechanical trouble and gave out during the stunt, KIDK-TV reported.
Video of the incident shows the plane tumbling through the air, ultimately crash-landing in a field of grass.
“He did a masterful job at getting her right–side–up. He had a problem with the prop and lost power and….he just got in trouble,” John Bagley, a pilot and show organizer told KIDK. “Anytime you can walk away, it’s a good landing.”