Dijon-based FW190 has ditched

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  1. Geedee

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    #1 Geedee, Jun 16, 2010
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    Fortunately the pilot is safe but the Dijon based FW190 F-AZZJ has ditched following engine problems. No pic's yet but this link Communiqué de presse Crash d'un avion de collection en rade d'Hyères - Préfecture maritime de la Méditerranée

    He managed to ditch very close to the beach and swam ashore. I bet he stopped bl**dy quickly when that huge Chinese motor on the front hit the waves !. Probably didn't slide very far before stopping.

    I repeat again, the pilot is safe !. Here she is in happier times at Flying Legends last year http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image57876.html
     
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    Good News pilot OK.....Shame about that plane ...
     
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    Great find Gary!
     
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    Good to hear the pilot is OK. But what a b*gg*r losing the aircraft, it's a beauty. I hope it can be salvaged in one piece, if only to find out what the engine problem was. Don't want others going down, or being grounded over doubts.
     
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    Damn, looks pretty mangled down there hopefully they will raise. Glad the pilot was OK.
     
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    Glad the pilot is ok....:D and the aircraft....:(
     
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    Gonna be pricey to fix it. All that salt water has to be drained and flushed. Plus the damage to the prop and engine.

    Still, it's a lot cheaper to fix than to build a new one.

    Somebody noted it had a chinese engine. Anybody know anything about that?
     
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    #9 imalko, Jun 17, 2010
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    I thought it has a Russian engine...!?
    How shame for the aircraft, but at least pilot is okay.
     
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    yep, its a Russian engine - and it had been running roughly..the aircraft was rehearsing for the '100 years of the Aéronavale' airshow at Hyères (Toulon) on 12 June 2010 when the engine seized in a slow roll. The pilot ditched safely some 250 metres off the beach and was picked out of the water by jet skiers - their club is just on the beach. The replica Fw 190 now lies 3 metres down with a fair bit of structural damage sustained after hitting the water at over 200 km/h according to the 63 year old pilot - whose 12th crash-landing this was !
    Ironically the airport at Hyères was closed barely 24 hours later by torrential rain which has seen mud slides in some towns in the Var region and 19 deaths reported !
     
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    ouch. Guess Paul Allen is justified in never wanting to fly D-13 in Everett Wa. (or even run the engine!)
     
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    I hope I'm wrong, but a possible 'knock on' effect of this incident could be a grounding of similar replicas, and tougher certification.
     
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    #15 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Jun 26, 2010
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    Oh man! That is the same one I got to see fly at the Hahnweide Airshow in Stuttgart last year. That sucks...

    Very happy to hear the pilot is okay though!

    Are you sure it is Russian. At the Hahnweide Airshow last year, he said it was a Chinese engine.

    Edit: Just found it. Yes they are Chinese licensed built Russian Engines. The engine is a Chinese built version of the Russian ASh-82FN 14-cylinder twin-row radial.
     
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    Thanks for the update Gary. Although quite heavily damaged, hopefully the main spar etc is ok and it can be re-built. Could have been a lot worse.
     
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    I hope they can get her in the air again. It is such an amazing thing to see and hear her do a low fly by!
     
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    I bet! Would have loved to have seen her at Duxford last year.
     
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    Not exactly an ASh-82 FN, but an ASh-82T, for transport Il-14 planes.

    Bye
     
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    Flushing wouldn't be too big a deal, just get the local fire/rescue guys out for some practice. A few hours of flowing water from a fire hydrant through it will clean the salt out.

    Luckily the prop looks like it was wooden, which would have minimised any damage to the engine.

    All in all, it definitley looks repairable from where I sit.
     
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