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Offline steve58

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B-17G down
« on: October 02, 2019, 08:52:14 AM »
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Re: B-17G down
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 09:25:15 AM »
Wow not good.  There doesn't seem to be a reason why it crashed but I didn't read the whole article. 
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Re: B-17G down
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019, 09:51:28 AM »
Very sad.  I hope everyone is ok.

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Re: B-17G down
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019, 11:48:59 AM »
« Last Edit: October 02, 2019, 11:51:27 AM by steve58 »
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Re: B-17G down
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 12:29:28 PM »
Yeah, there are at least two confirmed dead.  :( 
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Re: B-17G down
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2019, 01:09:04 PM »
Oh dear.   :'(

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Re: B-17G down
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2019, 01:18:16 PM »
 :'(

The pilot requested a return to land shortly after takeoff, worrying about engine #4. Ironically, the crash happened from too much speed (one way or another) at the end of the runway, into a de-icing system. Looks like the airframe rammed square into one of the de-icing tanks, which explains why the whole thing fireballed.
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Re: B-17G down
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2019, 02:00:07 PM »
Prayers to all involved. I will be very interested to hear what happened.
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Re: B-17G down
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2019, 10:44:31 AM »
Zeno's Videos has put together a tribute to B-17 Nine-Oh-Nine.

http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/B-17NineONine.html
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