More sad news Precious Metal (P-51) is dead

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  1. gumbyk

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    Jeez, I though that your Prime Minister died.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    We couldn't be so lucky. The country would have had a national holiday for a month.
     
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    Yep....looking for a deceased Prime Minister. I'll offer condolences to the aircraft's owners instead.




    Geo
     
  7. gumbyk

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    Bugger - Mods can someone change the title... :rolleyes:
     
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    Nah, it makes you want to look for the good news!
    "Cameron deceased - Country praises National Holiday".
    Not wishing the chap the worst - but Oh! The joy !
     
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    Thought it was a government guy also...
     
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    At least the blasted flag debate would go away...

    RIP Precious Metal.
     
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    Left a good looking corpse.
     
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    Surely did...
     
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    I thought there would be no more personal messages....
    But sad about the aircraft.
     
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    Title changed.

    Really sad to see :(
     
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    if they are looking for a place to throw away the remains they can toss them in my back yard...
     
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    She will be back I am sure, if they can get a shot up and ditched spitfire of a dunkerque beach after 70 years back in the air PM is a weekend job.
     
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    It doesn't look that badly damaged to me, though I'm sure the damage is more extensive than what we can see, it looks completely repairable. I would imagine the owner has it insured, why not just rebuild it? I'm glad no one was hurt...
     
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    I wouldn't even begin to guess at the inspections required to determine what is salvageable. Most of that metal has just had the heat treatment screwed with to begin with. But, if there is the will to repair it, it could be done.
     
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    Thom Richards is already accepting donations on Facebook. Looks liek they are going to try to repair the aircraft.
     
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    Excellent! Initially it sounded like he'd given up on it, but I guess that was just in the aftermath of the fire.
     
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