B25 down

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  1. Snautzer01

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    Darn! That's three crashes now - the B17, the Goodyear 'blimp', and now a B25. Let's hope the 'bad luck comes in threes' thing is now over.
     
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    A B-25 and a B-17 down in less than two weeks?
    I am swearing as I'm writing this, not fair damn it!!!
     
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    In less than 2 days. Terrible, but once again, good the crew got out alright.
     
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    I am glad to hear the crew survived. What is the condition of the plane? I was planning to take a ride in the B-25 here in Mesa, Arizona sometime next year. My wife may make me rethink that after she finds out. Damn!
     
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    That just makes me cringe!
     
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    What the...??

    Good to hear the crew got out safely, but man...this isn't going to help the argument to keep 'em flying any.

    As far as perishing in a warbird crash, I think that a person would have a far greater chance of being hit by lightning twice on the same day that they win the super-lotto...
     
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    Un avion s’est crashé ce mardi 31 mai vers 17 h 30 près de l’aérodrôme de Melun-Villaroche (Seine-et-Marne), entre Moissy-Cramayel et Réau.

    Crash happened on May 31 2011.

    Looks like it will probably become a hanger queen.
     
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    My mistake! I translated the article, but didn't pay attention to the date. :oops:
     
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    Its a French owned plane and the french can be beautifully stubborn when it is about vintage airplanes. So fingers crossed i will fly again.
     
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    This Mitchell was supposed to attend the airshow here, in Pardubice, Czech Republic on June 4 and 5. And it crashed few days before.
    Anyhow, Liberty Belle is over blue yonder now while this B-25 will get back into flying condition...
     
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    shite from me too.
    well bad luck
    I'm very sorry that another warbird has crashed. It doesn't make the case for displays any easier if the H&S people think that warbirds are 'unsafe'..
    bad week
    John
     
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    #15 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Jun 15, 2011
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    First the B-17 and now this B-25. A terrible week for Warbird Aviation.

    I saw this one fly in Stuttgart 2 years ago. Beautiful plane. Any word on whether this one is restorable?

    Here are some pics I took of the aircraft back in 2009:

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    Chris, B-25 crash landed on May 31, 2 weeks ago. They say they will get it back in the air but it will last a while...
     
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    Several weeks ago. I did not hear about this. I thought it just happened recently.
     
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    I agree. Could you tell my wife that for me?:) Actually she will probably come around to letting me do it, there will just be a lot more conversation about it now.
     
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    Not a great week as has already been said. Good to see that everyone got out safety. From the pictures she looks in slightly better shape than the B-17 but no doubt that is the close to the end of her flying career.
     
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    Yes, its a shambles whichever way you look at it and a real shame.
    Cheers
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