Sea Fury Crash

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  1. herman1rg

    herman1rg Well-Known Member

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    Bugger, I saw it flying at the Yeovilton air day on Saturday, most impressive fighter. I even managed to get a look in the cockpit of the static one then land on my arse in front of the que by sliding off the wing too quick> I hope they get it airworthy again PDQ
     
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    Yikes, glad the pilot was ok.
     
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    Always a shame to see. Glad to hear the pilot is OK.
     
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    Wonder what caused the landing gear problem?
     
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    B*gg*r !
    I have literally just sent my brother pics of it at Duxford, at Flying Legends, then logged on here to find this!
    OK, it's wrong to speculate, but a loss of power, followed by an 'emergency' landing, possibly suggests that there wasn't enough hydraulic power to get the gear down and locked in time?
    The RN Historic Flight's FB II had a landing gear problem some years back, and, rather than risk a possibly 'terminal' belly landing, the pilot was advised to bail out over the sea. The pilot was saved, but the aircraft was lost.
    Main thing is in this instance, the pilot is fine, and did a great job getting the aircraft down, and, all being well, it can be repaired, eventually, so that we can see it like this again.
     

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    Damn!

    I wonder if thats the same one I have seen flying a few times.
     
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    Always sad to hear but glad no-one was harmed except maybe the actuaries at the insurance company. Hope the damage is not too great.
     
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    Since Sea Fury has the glide ratio of a falling safe, getting it down in that condition means he had the speed to make the runway. It's repairable, if someone has the inclination.
     
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    Im glad the pilot was okay, but selfishly, I hate to see these grand old ladies falling off their perches like that.

    In the photos there is staining on the sides of the fuselage......im wondering if there wasnt some loss of oil pressure that led to engine seizure.
     
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    Echo all. Hope they can restore her ok.
     
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    A shame indeed. Great to see the pilot walk away unharmed.
     
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    at least this one is repairable......... glad all turn out okay.
     
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    Just about anything is repairable. It's more a question of whether the funds and will exist to return the aircraft to flying condition or whether it will be consigned to static display. It wouldn't be the first to suffer such a fate.
    Cheers
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    Same as everyone here. Glad the pilot is OK and glad the plane, given the situation, is very repairable. At least it didn't catch fire or worse.
     
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    Yeah well, I'd like to see someone try and repair the PV-2 that crashed into Clear Lake in CA a few years back!
     
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    she doesnt look all that bad....a lot of major components damaged but not beyond salvaging. i am sure someone will put her together again.
     
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    She will be put back together again. I just hope she is put back into flying condition again. The second option, which I'm sure we would all like to see, is a lot more expensive.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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