Tag: Duxford

Video: BBC interviews Rob Davies after Duxford collision

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More bad news: Dr. I, Beechcraft and L-39 accidents

More bad news for this week-end, but at least no deaths. If this goes on, I’ll have to consider renaming the blog warbird-crashes.com. 🙁 A Fokker Dr.I replica nosed-over while taxiing at Duxford. Another Dr. I replica crash-landed after engine failure at the Geneseo Airshow (NY, USA) on Saturday July 9, the pilot escaping unharmed. …

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Duxford collision: videos and photos

Unsurprisingly, the collision between P-51 “Big Beautiful Doll” and Skyraider F-AZDP was filmed and photographed by dozens of people. I’ll be posting some of the most interesting ones here if I have permission to do so, or just links when I don’t.

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Mid-air collision at Duxford

P-51 "Big Beautiful Doll" (Photo Simon (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

I just received word from Gaël, a friend and fellow member of the CAF French Wing that the French Skyraider (F-AZDP) collided with P-51 “Big Beautiful Doll” at the Duxford Flying Legends airshow.  Rob Davies, BBD’s pilot, bailed out while the Skyraider was able to land, minus several feet of right wingtip. Fortunately, no casualties …

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Buchon flies again in Duxford

On May 6, 2011, the Hispano Aviación HA-1112 “Buchon” registered as G-AWHE made its first flight in the hands of John Romain. The aircraft was one of those used during the filming of the classic movie The Battle of Britain, and had not flown since. The first flight was succesful and flight testing will continue. …

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