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    Basler DC3 incident in Canada

    Last edited by TonyT; 23rd March 2017 at 16:47.

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    2 new engines and props and she should be good to go.

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    Which would cost more than the value of the hull?
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    Engines could be OK ?
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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    I don't know what the situation is with turbine engines re-shock loading after multiple blade strikes.

    With piston engines, if one blade is dinged/struck then the engine just requires inspection for fitness to re-fly. If two or more blades (on the same engine) are damaged then the engine has to come out and be subjected to a stripdown, examination and crack testing of the crankshaft.

    Obviously, turbine and piston engines are fundamentally different and I wonder what the situation is, and what damage would/could be done in such a situation as on this aircraft. I'd think the engine mounts would need a good looking at too as a lot of the stress would be transferred through to the structure.

    Anon.

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    The PT-6 is a free turbine engine.
    You can quite literally start the thing while holding the propeller steady.
    That being said. There are still a series of inspections that will need to be complied with.
    Excellent point regarding the engine mounts. At least a real good visual.

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newforest View Post
    Which would cost more than the value of the hull?
    Those will be extremely expensive engines then...

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    A quick Google suggests the 2012 price was around US$800,000-US$955,000 each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DH82EH View Post
    The PT-6 is a free turbine engine.
    You can quite literally start the thing while holding the propeller steady.
    That being said. There are still a series of inspections that will need to be complied with.
    Excellent point regarding the engine mounts. At least a real good visual.

    Andy
    It's a free turbine yes, but you're living in a land of make believe if you think you can hold a blade steady on start up (Ex PT6 engineer).

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    Wasn't the DC3 designed with this sort of accident in mind,
    i.e. the wheels protrude giving the underside protection in the event of a wheels up?
    Or is that a myth?

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    That's correct, h98.

    However, wheels protruding or not, the props and engines would still be badly affected.

    Anon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hampden98 View Post
    Wasn't the DC3 designed with this sort of accident in mind,
    i.e. the wheels protrude giving the underside protection in the event of a wheels up?
    Or is that a myth?
    Not just the DC-3, many 1930s types....the Beech 18 and B-17 among them.
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    The footage at


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    ...seems to show that C-FKGL
    is flying again!
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