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Maj. Michael Curtis, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing chaplain, prays during a commemoration of the Flugtag ’88 accident Aug. 28 at St. Nikolaus church in Ramstein-Miesenbach. During the last scheduled air show 25 years ago on this day, three Italian aircraft collided while attempting to enact the “Pierced heart” maneuver.

Ramstein chaplain remembers Flugtag ’88 air show disaster

Story and photo by Senior Airman Hailey Haux
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

What started off as a young man working in his youth group’s concession stand selling ice cream to patrons of the Flugtag air show on Aug. 28, 1988, ended up being an event that helped shape his Air Force career.

September 5, 2013 ×