Seafire Crash

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  1. beaupower32

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    Can only guess landing gear failure. If so, it was a good belly landing, and should be repairable.
     
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    What a sin. Pretty bird , she'll fly again.
     
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    Always hate to see this kind of thing but looks repairable - funding assumed....
     
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    Man, I cannot take more of these darn crashes.
     
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    She's a beauty,hope she fly's again...........
     
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    Didn't know about this till I saw it here. Hope the pilot was okay. Damage looks repairable...
     
  8. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Damn that sucks. The more I think about it, the more I would rather see them in museums.
     
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    Thats a shame. Best put them in a museum I think.
     
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    Fantastic controlled crash. They will get her fixed up, but I bet the owner doesn't put her in the air again.
     
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    Definitely looks like she'll get fixed up and flying again. Just looks like the gear failed to come down and a great job by the pilot with the belly landing.
     
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    The pilot did a great job getting her down and like you guys, I hope she goes up again.
     
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    Sad to see. At least it's repairable!
     
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    That is one time you can say wooden props probably helped I would think it may of saved the engine.
     
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    Anyone have a guess on what it will cost to go through the engine, even if none of the internals are damaged?
     
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    Broke all 4 blades. Doesn't every pilot in training get the checklist including whutting the engine down before piling in? I was trained to cycle the starter till the blades are free of prop striking. At least keep it to two blades. Yes? No?

    I think I've heard of a bloke in NZ who has wheels up landed his Spitfire 4 times!!!!!
     
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    Sad to see that happening on a regular basis.....
     
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    Looks like a Seafire 47. Working from memory, but I thinik the aeronavale operated them after the war.....Looks more like a noseover than a gear failure, or maybe both
     
  19. beaupower32

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    My guess would be that they are going to pull the engine out and totaly tear it down and rebuild it. If the engine was running when the props struck the ground, I am pretty sure there will be some sort of damage inside.
     
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    You know, I've never thought about that. Would it screw up an engine or is there some type of clutch device that just disengages the engine from the prop?
     
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