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B-17 Bomber Crashes Near Chicago
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: B-17 Bomber Crashes Near Chicago Reply with quote

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-110613-b17-plane-crash-pictures,0,3672607.photogallery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Belle_%28B-17%29

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a shame, and ironic that the original Liberty Belle was also lost to fire.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looking at the pics, it appears that all 4 engines had been stopped and it was running on it's undercart, then the tail wheel track shows moving to starboard.
I wonder if it was a dead stick landing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad! Maybe there is still enough left to make it restorable.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Very sad! Maybe there is still enough left to make it restorable.

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From the latest photos, maybe the engines and possibly the landing gear can be salvaged. The fuselage was totally destroyed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Skyraider had a coming-together with a P51 at Duxford over the weekend too, the 'raider managed to land (minus a fair chunk of starboard wing), while the P51 went into a field and looks to be pretty much destroyed. Fortunately the pilot jumped out at low level, with just enough height for his parachute to deploy, so no fatalities fortunately.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
A Skyraider had a coming-together with a P51 at Duxford over the weekend too, the 'raider managed to land (minus a fair chunk of starboard wing), while the P51 went into a field and looks to be pretty much destroyed. Fortunately the pilot jumped out at low level, with just enough height for his parachute to deploy, so no fatalities fortunately.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good bit of filming. A great pity about the subject.
Looking for information about the incident yesterday I found a picture of a Fokker Triplane (replica?) stood on its nose at the same event. A very eventful event!
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