P-40 Incident in Australia !

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  1. v2

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    Good that the pilot and passenger are OK.

    Hopefully they can get that P-40 back where it belongs, in the air.

    TO
     
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    Hopefully she'll be back in the air soon!
     
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    Didn't look too dinged up. Be back in operation in no time.
     
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    Too bad, looks like a nice bird.
     
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    Thankfully no one was hurt! Shame about the airplane, but it does look repairable.
     
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    The plane looks to be repairable. Just glad no one was injured or worse.
     
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    Certainly looks repairable. Shame to see it happen though, hope to see it in the air again soon.
     
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    Probably the biggest problem will be the engine. Sudden stoppage can really do an engine in. He's got $1.5 Million
    already invested, whats another half a mil ???

    Charles
     
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    Dam that would stink.
     
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    I hope he can get it flying again.


    Wheels
     
  12. Airframes

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    Judging by the prop blades, the engine wasn't under power when it made contact, so hopefully, no shock-loading. Sod of thing though, after all that time and effort.
     
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    Good observation! At the same time however I'd say that engine still needs to come apart because of loads placed on the prop spline and transmitted into the engine.
     
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    I see them getting it back in the air, I just dont think they will let all that hard work go in vein.
     
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    Very true Joe, the first thing they'll be doing is stripping that lump out, before they even look at the airframe. The P40 is a pretty sturdy airframe, so given they have the funds available, I don't think it'll be long before she's back in the air. The 'Grace' Spit suffered a similar incident (passenger initiated!), and the Bf109G recently (twice!), and both were soon in the air.
     
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