B-24 "The Diamond Lil"- nose gear collapsed!

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  1. v2

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    A World War II plane giving rides to aviation enthusiasts made a bumpy landing Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
    The landing gear on the B-24 bomber known as “The Diamond Lil” – one of only two such bombers still airworthy – malfunctioned during flight, causing the aircraft to skid down the runway as it landed, officials said. None of the 16 people on board was injured...

    Read more here: World War II plane's landing gear fails, causes delays | CharlotteObserver.com The Charlotte Observer Newspaper
     
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    More fuel for those in the gubberment who want to stop this sort of thing.
     
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    That's a shame. Glad nobody was hurt though. It was supposed to be at the Hamilton Air Show in June, don't think it'll be there now sadly.
     
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    Those are tough old birds...they'll have it fixed and she'll be as good as new. Remember, Aluminum Overcast lost her gear and collapsed on the ball doing severe damage and she's still flying to this day.

    I think the most damage will be the negative press :(
     
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    #6 Airframes, May 28, 2012
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    I agree. Nose gear problems were not uncommon during WW2, so hopefully a relatively easy and painless fix.
    But the ammunition provided by this incident will be warmly welcomed by any and all carrot-eating, check shirt-wearing, 2CV-driving, tree-hugging, anti-everything, brain dead f***wit lobbyist in the World!
     
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    So, I'm curious Terry. What is your stance on people that want to stop warbirds from flying? :lol:

    Sorry to hear about the B-24 but glad it wasn't serious.
     
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    The nose gear on the -24 can be a little temperamental. It should be fixable though.
     
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