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Hawker Sea Fury down...

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  1. big.stu

    big.stu Well-Known Member

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    Hawker Sea Fury G-INVN, operated by the Norwegian Historic Flight, crash landed near Harston, Cambs this afternoon having departed Duxford earlier. Believed to have suffered engine failure, it's a bit of a mess, but apparently the two crew got away with minor injuries.

    https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/ne...duxford-seafury-plane-crash-pictures-18716287
     
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    And not the first time it's crashed into trees and split into sections, so hopefully it'll be repaired again. Glad the crew are ok though.
     
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    I wonder what a "false landing" is?
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    What the Sea Fury did yesterday. :)
    Suspect it should be "forced landing" but someone wasn't listening properly when they were transcribing the report.
     
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    Ohh dear, this is on my "still to photograph" list, if ever airshows start again. Maybe by the time they do........
     
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    That's what is being stated on all the news pages, but they all seem to be copied from each other.
     
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    Airshows have already started. The Shuttleworth Collection has already staged two "drive in" airshows. Seem to have been quite successful.
     
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    Isn't where they go to touch-down, but miss and remain hovering about 15ft above the ground indefinitely
    ....makes it a right pain for the pilot to get out until ground crew find a longer ladder - hence why these air types aim to always get true landings and minimise false ones.
     
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    Official statement from the operators:

    "Yesterday afternoon, Norwegian Spitfire Foundation operated Hawker Sea Fury T.20 G-INVN WG655 had to make a forced landing due to an engine failure. Chief pilot Eskil Amdal did a very good job getting the aircraft down. Eskil and his passenger suffered only minor injuries."
     
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    Strangely the same aircraft crashed in a similar manner in 1990 and at the time was due to be written off as damaged beyond repair. Some details of that accident here:
    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/156039

    It was eventually rebuilt and flown again. The Bristol Centaurus engine was swapped for a Pratt and Whitney engine in 2018, ironically because it was considered more reliable.
    https://vintageaviationecho.com/sea-fury-t20-wg655/

    Hopefully she will be rebuilt again and fly once more.
     
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    Isn't this machine a former fleet air arm museum aircraft ? As others have said, she was supposing written off,, but then rebuilt in the US , If its the same machine . there are several in the US, that were used for racing that were fitted with the P&W Powerplant .
     

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