Tag Archive: Crashes/Accidents/Mishaps

Jun 20 2016

CWHM Lysander damaged in off-airport landing

Our Lysander had engine difficulty and performed an off airport landing. Crew dispatched maintenance to retrieve A/C pic.twitter.com/jm0LBSM3cp — CWH Museum (@CWHM) June 18, 2016 The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Westland Lysander Mk III (s/n 2363, C-GCWL) was damaged in an emergency landing in a field following engine failure near Cayuga, Ontario, on June 18. …

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Jun 12 2016

Will Christopher Nolan destroy a warbird for his movie Dunkirk?

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A rumour that originated from the Indie Revolver website has been agitating warbird fans for the past few days: it is suggested that Warner Bros. has spent $5 millions for a warbird that will be used and destroyed for Christopher Nolan’s movie Dunkirk, due to appear in July 2017. The warbird is thought to be …

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May 28 2016

Pilot killed in P-47 Thunderbolt Hudson crash

The pilot of the P-47 “Jacky’s Revenge” was killed during a crash in the Hudson river. An initial New Jersey PD statement indicated that the pilot had been rescued with minor injuries, but this statement was later retracted. The pilot was identified as Bill Gordon of Connecticut. Gordon flew P-47D Thunderbolt “Jacky’s Revenge” for the …

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Feb 06 2016

Two killed in P-51 Mustang “Big Beautiful Doll” crash in Arizona

Two people were killed yesterday in the crash of the North American P-51D Mustang N351BD “Big Beautiful Doll” near Maricopa, Arizona. The pilot has been identified as Jeff Pino, former president of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and owner of the aircraft since May 2014. The identity of the passenger has not been revealed. Witnesses reported hearing …

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Feb 04 2016

P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” damaged in wheels-up landing

The P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” of the Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail Squadron was damaged in a wheels-up landing yesterday in Dallas. Pilot and Unit Leader Bill Shepard walked away from the accident unhurt. The restaured aircraft made its first flight in 2001 and was used to honour the memory of the Tuskegee airmen. In …

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Sep 11 2015

P-51 Mustang racer “Precious Metal” heavily damaged by fire

The P-51 Mustang racer “Precious Metal”, heavily modified for racing, was seriously damaged by fire after refuelling on 8 September. Pilot Thom Richard was able to leave the aircraft unharmed, but the Mustang was badly damaged before fire units could respond. Following this accident, the numerous messages of support received by the Precious Metal team …

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Sep 07 2015

Spitfire MJ772 badly damaged in crash-landing

Supermarine Spitfire TR.IX MJ772 was badly damaged in an accident this morning near Woodchurch in Kent, United-Kingdom. Pilot Rob Davies walked away with no injuries. The aircraft appears to have suffered engine failure shortly after take-off, leaving Davies with no other options than putting it down with its gear up in a field. The left …

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Aug 24 2015

Shoreham disaster death toll rises

The latest information provided by Sussex police services concerning the tragic crash that took place on Saturday is that it is “highly probable that eleven people were killed” and that the final figure could be as high as 20. Fifty-one year old pilot Andy Hill was pulled from the wreckage of the aircraft and is …

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Aug 22 2015

Dramatic Hawker Hunter crash at the Shoreham Airshow

A Hawker Hunter crashed this afternoon during a display at the Shoreham Airshow in southern England. The aircraft fell near a road, and several cars were caught in the blast. The first reports indicate seven people were killed, with another four seriously wounded who were evacuated and some fifteen people presenting minor wounds which were treated …

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Aug 20 2015

First flight for Bugatti 100P

The Bugatti 100P built by The Bugatti 100P Project flew for the first time today. The flight was only a short hop meant to confirm the aircraft’s characteristics and handling and was made by Scotty Wilson, who reported the aircraft handled well on all axis. It flew at an altitude of 100 ft and reached 110 knots. …

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Aug 09 2015

Fieseler Storch damaged in crash-landing in France

The Fieseler 156 Storch F-AZDA (ex-Morane-Saulnier 505 F-BBUG), operated by Aéro Rétro of Saint Rambert d’Albon was heavily damaged in a field landing near Chambéry, France. The pilot was slightly wounded. The aircraft was to participate in the Bourget lake airshow that is taking place today. The French Air Police has launched an investigation. Source (with photos): Le Dauphiné

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Aug 07 2015

Video: Mosquito .75 accident aftermath

Source: Panoranews

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Aug 07 2015

Crewmember seriously injured in Mosquito 3/4 replica accident in France

In yet another incident in just a few days, a crewmember has been seriously injured in the accident of the Mosquito .75, a 3/4-scale de Havilland Mosquito replica built by RRAA (Reconstructions et répliques d’avions anciens). After a safe landing at Fontenay-le-Comte, the aircraft is reported to have flipped over while taxiing. Source: Ouest France

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Aug 02 2015

Folland Gnat pilot killed in airshow crash

Another accident occured yesterday in Great-Britain, with more tragic consequences. Kevin Whyman was killed in the crash of Folland Gnat XR538 he was demonstrating at the Carfest North show in Cheshire in the United-Kingdom. Aged 39, Whyman was married and had a young daughter. He was a city worker and Cambridge University graduate, and one …

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Aug 02 2015

Spitfire Mk IX MK912 crashes at Biggin Hill

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX MK912 was heavily damaged yesterday at Biggin Hill when it lost power shortly after take-off. Its pilot Dan Griffith managed to settle the aircraft down and limit the damage, and was only lightly wounded. The Spitfire was seriously damaged but its owners have pledged to restore it to airworthiness. Sources: The Telegraph …

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