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Ballistic4N6
08-21-2008, 10:15 AM
Link with pics:

http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=J7&Date=2...f=PH&Params=Itemnr=1 (http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=J7&Date=20080820&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=808200802&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=1)

Hold back the tears. The pilot walked away physically unhurt.

Ballistic4N6
08-21-2008, 10:15 AM
Link with pics:

http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=J7&Date=2...f=PH&Params=Itemnr=1 (http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=J7&Date=20080820&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=808200802&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=1)

Hold back the tears. The pilot walked away physically unhurt.

jdigris001
08-21-2008, 02:12 PM
The report says he had engine failure on approach. If that is so, then why are all the props bent?

It sure brings a tear to my eye to see this ex-aussie classic warbird in that state

rnzoli
08-21-2008, 03:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The report says he had engine failure on approach. If that is so, then why are all the props bent? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Probably because the engine lost power, but the propellers still rotated freely (didn't seize). They are all bent backwards, and as I was explained on these very forums, this is a sign of not being powered by the engine. (Under power, they bend forward.)

WTE_Galway
08-21-2008, 05:18 PM
If you must crash there is something to be said for having a large radial engine the size of a small car in front of you.

The scariest advice I ever had was when my flight intstructor said make sure with an engine failure you line up between two trees when you come down so it takes off both wings at the same time, if you just hit with one wing you will wrap yourself around it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

sw25th
08-21-2008, 09:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jdigris001:
The report says he had engine failure on approach. If that is so, then why are all the props bent?

It sure brings a tear to my eye to see this ex-aussie classic warbird in that state </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have a minor in aviation crash and safety. The props are bent because the props are windmilling, and exhibit S type bending. This is typical.