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De Havilland crash at Old Warden
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Rick
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: De Havilland crash at Old Warden Reply with quote

Sad pilot didn't make it out

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167205/Pilot-killed-historic-aircraft-crashes-600-stunned-spectators-airshow.html

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PAUL BEAUMONT



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the days when I had a seriously corroded fuel tank - that used to block the fuel line etc I used to think seriously about where I might break down before setting out. Taking to the air in something that has the likelihood of engine failure seems somewhat foolhardy to say the least!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The remains of that aircraft are largely in one piece and it looks like it landed wings level, so it surprises me that the "crash" caused instantaneous death.

I wonder if the pilot had a medical emergency, like a heart attack and that prompted the forced landing which then caused the damage? Either way, a terrible loss of the pilot and my sympathies to his family.
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very tragic loss of life.

I'll wait for the accident invetigation report before I start speculating and telling everybody what the cause was.

Do you think that the shuttleworth museum would be unable to tell if a fuel tank was rusty.
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PAUL BEAUMONT



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right Roger, this is an absolute tragedy, but my point was not suggesting a cause, but simply pointing out that in my world, venturing out with 4 wheels on terra firma when you have questionable reliability is a cause for concern. Taking to the air seems to move this on to a new league. I certainly take ajlelectronics point though that the accident may have been human error or a medical problem. It is sad to see a unique plane destroyed in this way, but the effect on the pilots family must be devastating. Thoughts go out to them all!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ajlelectronics wrote:
so it surprises me that the "crash" caused instantaneous death.


That confused me, because I'm sure the early news reports said that he was airlifted from the scene and died later, but a later one says as above.

I have a lot of respect for people who fly these older aircraft, as Paul said it's one thing to have a car that you drive with that slight feeling of trepidation as to whether it will arrive without assistance.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Tiger Moth ended up crumpled on a Welsh hillside yesterday, pilot got out ok.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-19240988

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