Friday, November 11, 2011

Key West Powerboat Races Crash Kills 2 men in the World Championship Race - 9th Nov 2011

Two offshore racers have been killed after their powerful speedboat flipped up into the air before crashing at high speed at a world championship event.

Spectators and organisers watched as Big Thunder Marine - a 46ft Skater catamaran with four 1,200 horsepower engines - was almost torn open by the force of the collision.

The powerboat came down so hard in the third lap of the seven-lap race that its right front hull was severely damaged.

The accident led to the deaths of throttleman Robert M. Morgan, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, and driver Jeffrey Tillman, of Kaiser, Missouri. Read More