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US B-17 Flying Fortress Crash.

Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by The Saggin' Dragon, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. The Saggin' Dragon

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    That's the one operated by the Collings Foundation from Stow, MA.
    They have a selection of aircraft which operate passenger flights throughout the USA, including a B-24 which I was aiming to get a flight in myself at some stage. They generally conduct "flight experience" programmes whilst operaing a nationwide tour throughout the year.
    Had a flight in the EAA's B-17 a few years back, and it was quite a memorable experience.
     
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    MSN Reported that the aircraft was "Nine O Nine"
     
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    The US NTSB have posted this video online.............
     
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    There is some online speculation on the fuel used.

    The surviving wing remains has a positive 100 octane sample.

    The other is destroyed, its a very sad episode, and for it to fall short of the runway threshold by so far, is at the crux of the crash.
     
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    At least no one is calling for the immediate grounding of historic aircraft , thing is this, accidents happen, i'm sure the facts will come out, and if needed lessons learnt, at least there are other airworthy B17's in the states, its not like past crashes where the aircraft lost was the very last airworthy example . how major was the damage to the airframe? is it completely lost?
     
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    Very little salvageable judging by the images on that NTSB video linked to above. I believe one US Senator (or other politician) has got on the "they shouldn't be flying" bandwagon........
     
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    Very sad news. :( RIP to all victims on board.
     
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    For any of you guys that like a bit of aviation, this chap is well worth a follow, as he interprets the report, with some sobering conclusions.

     

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