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    Sea Vixen landing incident at Hurn

    Its been reported that the Sea Vixen has had a problem landing and is resting on its external tanks on the runway at Hurn.

    http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...ce=twitterfeed

    Possible nose wheel collapse just came across this:

    http://twitpic.com/95yfxv

    Very sad news = (
    Last edited by timuss; 5th April 2012 at 16:20.

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    Sorry to hear this, hopefuly it is a repairable outcome for the show season, and most importantly that the crew are unhurt.

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    Pic here, http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/p/472251/3242588.aspx
    Though as in the first link it is accompanied by some truly weird comments!

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    As in most incidents I do not wish to comment on causes until official details are released but hopefully she can be repaired and resume flying this year!
    Cheers,Peter
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    Really really sad to hear of this. I know Paul her engineer and have some happy memories of doing a few see-offs for her. Even though she set me on fire once (long story) I love her to bits. Best wishes to her team and hope that she and her crew are OK.
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    Glad the crew appear to be ok.. but please please please let it be repairable..!
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    Very sad news, but thank goodness the pilot is safe.

    Really hope it can be repaired. All the best to DS Aviation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pagen01 View Post
    Pic here, http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/p/472251/3242588.aspx
    Though as in the first link it is accompanied by some truly weird comments!
    Weird indeed:

    "If they keep crashing, it's probably better that they're all gone."

    What a truly bizarre comment...

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    Thumbs down

    Hopefully a low speed taxi incident???

    Not quite resting on its side though? Journalists.....
    I PITY THE FOOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by markstringer View Post
    Hopefully a low speed taxi incident???

    Not quite resting on its side though? Journalists.....
    In the first post in this thread:

    A PILOT walked away uninjured after the front undercarriage of his historic jet fighter collapsed on landing at Bournemouth Airport.

    The Sea Vixen, the only flying example in the world, and a star of the Bournemouth Air Festival, came down around 4pm on Thursday.

    An instructor from Bournemouth Flying Club (BFC) said the plane did a 50ft high pass shortly before landing so the control tower could inspect the undercarriage.

    Firefighters sprayed the plane with foam and it was removed around 5.40pm.

    Bournemouth Airport said the pilot was unhurt and that the next passenger flight, the 11.35pm Ryanair from Fuerteventura, would not be affected,

    Dorset Police said the undercarriage collapsed on landing and that the Air Accident Investigations Branch was investigating.
    How do you get a taxi accident from this?

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    Doesn't look too bad in the first pic - radome and probably the bulkhead will be damaged, but IMHO perfectly repairable. Fingers crossed !

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    When I came home from work last night sgt.austin junior told me he was sure he saw the Sea Vixen circling Yeovilton at about 3.45pm. Had they reported a problem and thought about/tried landing there or was she around Yeovilton for another reason?

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    They've used the airspace over Yeovilton in the past for test flights and display practices, so perhaps this was just another quick hop between there and Hurn for a brief shakedown flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bager1968 View Post
    How do you get a taxi accident from this?
    In markstringers defence, the link in the first post has been updated several times as more details came out.
    pb::

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    Argh.

    When it come to a/c, the word 'crash' should be licenced only for the use of qualified adults.

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    Cheers Peter.

    The report I read was completely different from the one highlighted.

    Not that it matters, as the important thing is the airframe appears as good as hopes for in an instance such as this, and more importantly the pilot appears unscathed.

    Let's hope it's a relatively quick fix and it's back in the air this summer.
    I PITY THE FOOL

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