Another Warbird Crash

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    This happened by Longmont Airport earlier this morning. The news said 2 people got out. I've seen this airplane (C-45) in the local area....
     

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    Hope that was all that were in there.
     
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    Last time I saw one of those it was all white with an international orange
    trim. We called them SNB's. Hope everbody got out ok.

    Charles
     
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    Hope and pray the crew got out OK. Other than that, it's sad when a warbird goes down. Another piece of history disappears. :cry: But except for the rarest aircraft, these warbirds belong in the air.
     
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    It was a CAF bird....:(

    I guess it happened closer to Tri-Country airport which is about 10 miles south east of Longmont. I fly into both places frequently. This sucks!
     
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    What a shame
     
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    Another great shame, glad everyone got out OK.
     
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    Sad to see the demise of a plane but thats nothing as long as those on board are OK, people are far more unique and priceless than any piece of machinery.
     
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    Hopfully at minimum they can restore it to static display. I also hope every one is ok
     
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    That would be something if they could. It looks pretty demolished in the front.
     
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    i think to restore it would cost more then its worth still hope the crew is well hate to see the bug smasher in such a state
     
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    Damn shame.
     
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    The wings look repairable.
     
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    At minimum maybe they can use it for parts for the restoration of a new aircraft.
     
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    Hate to see that, hope everyone is ok.

    Is the C45 the same as a Bamboo Bomber?

    We have one that frequents alot of airshows here in SC for many years. Hope its not the same bird?
     
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    The Cessna T-50 was called the Bamboo Bomber.
     
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    Here is a link to info on the C-45/AT-11/UC-45/F-2/AT-7 Navigator/JRB/SNB/H-18

    Can you tell this plane was used in many roles?! ;)
    Warbird Alley: Beech AT-11 Kansan
     
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