Spitfire/Hurricane Ground Collision At Galveston

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  1. v2

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    GALVESTON — Two vintage aircraft, one of them recently restored after 15 years of effort and $2 million, were damaged seriously over the weekend in a ground collision at a Galveston air show, the president of the Lone Star Flight Museum said Monday.

    A Supermarine Spitfire taxied into the rear of the recently restored Hawker Hurricane at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, flattening the Hurricane's tail section, museum President Larry Gregory said.

    Those two types of fighters played crucial roles in the Royal Air Force's victory over the German Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain in World War II.

    more: Vintage planes severely damaged in Galveston air show | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
     

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  2. pbfoot

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    ouch thats not a quick fix
     
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    That's a real pain, but at least nobody was hurt.
     
  5. fly boy

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    that happend some where in uk or u.s a spit clipped a p-40 or something
     
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    I was at the airshow. The Hurricane only had about 15 hours on the engine, ouch.

    DBII
     
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    Very stupid accident, I image the pain those who have worked hard to restore its...
     
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    Hello fly boy,

    you display a US flag - GALVESTON is in Texas, and Texas is in the USA and not in the UK. It also didn't clipp into a P-40 or something, but as the posts and the pictures clearly indicate into a Hurricane.

    May I ask you, how old are you?

    Regards
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    I thing he was saying that something similar happened recently with a spit and P-40 either in the UK or US.
     
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