P-51 Big Beautiful Doll crashes

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Its good to know the pilot's OK. It is a sad day when the life of a vintage vehicle of any kind comes to an end. This one looks like its just going to take some time at the hospital and a few bucks.

    Jeff
     
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    Sadly, it's not the sort of result one often sees associated with the headline "rare plane crashes". Hats off to the pilot who did a simply wonderful job bringing her in. So glad nobody was hurt. The fact that the aircraft can be repaired is an added bonus.
     
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    I thought she was written off in a colision a few years ago?
     
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    That's a brilliant piece of flying. Perfect control all the way, and didn't even bend the propellor in the end.
     
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    Different BBD. There are a number flying in that color scheme
     
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    Big Beautiful Doll cannot die !

    Such a symbol. Come on you willing crews, there's a whole world watching.
    I cannot believe it's over.
     
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    #10 rogerwilko, Oct 24, 2014
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    Video wouldn't work for me? Makes you wonder what could go wrong with the landing gear? No emergency handcrank?
     
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    Good to know that no-one was hurt, and that the aircraft is recoverable. :thumbleft:
     
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