Fire Breathing Dragon

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  1. mauld

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    That sucks!
     
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    I'm glad they were able to save it but that DOES suck!
     
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    Wow that could have been MUCH worse.
     
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    Yes indeed, those fabric covered wings are a fire waiting to happen. Is it just me (non-aircraft guy) or are these period restored aircraft subject to a higher than average number of problems/crashes/etc.?
     
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    Happened today at the Duxford Airshow at 1234pm, there are a couple of other video clips about
     
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    Not good. Glad to see it wasn't worse.
     
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    Did that same aircraft have that same problem a few years ago? Anyone remember Trackend's video and still of that?
     
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    Sad to see, but at least it didn't catch the whole aircraft. The Vickers Vimmy at Manchester, back in the late 1970s, was totally destroyed in seconds in a similar incident, caused by ignition of fuel vapour on the fabric.
     
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