RNHF Sea Fury damaged in emergency accident

The Hawker Sea Fury T.20 VX281 operated by the Royal Navy Historical Flight was damaged in an emergency landing during an airshow at RNAS Culdrose on Friday July 31st. The pilot was able to land the aircraft but the main landing gear failed and the aircraft exited the runway and ended its landing run on its belly.

The causes of the accident are not yet known and an investigation has been launched.

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    • James on August 13, 2014 at 12:23 PM
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    He so nearly pulled it off! She was really blowing white oil smoke so engine not happy, seems like a partial engine failure. The flaps were down so maybe like the Spitfire a pneumatic system? The gear looks to cycle due gravity, but with a rough/slow running engine, the hydraulic pressure was slow to fully extend the gear to lock? I think a good decision to leave the gear up until sure of making the runway, less drag and if he was going to end up in a field, landing gear down….well with that tiny looking canopy, I would not want to go over the nose and upside down in that what, four odd ton beast! So pretty good job, very bad luck to have the gear not lock down.

  1. it will fly again no doubt about it, i remember seeing this when i was climbing glastonbury tor a few years ago, i could hardly believe my eyes or ears! what a wonderful sight and sound. it made my day.
    glad to hear the pilot was ok.

  1. […] The Hawker Sea Fury T.20 G-RNHF flew again on September 1st in North Weald with Lt Cdr Chris Gotke at the controls. Gotke was awarded the Air Force Cross for saving the aircraft after an engine failure in 2014. […]

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