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  • Howard500
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2011
    • 453

    Canadian Lancaster Incident?

    Looks Serious!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadi...m/357014811279
    http://www.sywellaerodrome.co.uk/museum.php



    http://www.beechrestorations.com/
  • trumper
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2003
    • 6722

    #2
    At least everyone got down ok,no further harm to the aircraft.

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    • Archer
      Innocent bystander
      • Nov 2003
      • 1719

      #3
      The Facebook message states that the wingtip was 'compromised'. That doesn't necessarily mean that they lost it.
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      • aeronut 2008
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2008
        • 1565

        #4
        Wasn't this a common problem in the Lanc's early days?

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        • Fleet16b
          Fleet Pilot
          • Aug 2006
          • 269

          #5
          As a Life Member of Canadian Warplane Heritage, I would like to clarify before all the rumors start.
          The Lanc DID NOT lose a wingtip in flight
          The lower right wing tip attachment bracket loosened allowing the outer wing tip to move in flight. However, the wing tip remained attached for the duration of the flight.
          The aircraft returned safely to the Museum with no further issues.

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          • Peter
            Moderator
            • Jan 2000
            • 12507

            #6
            Thanks Cam,
            Title corrected.. Lets wait for the official report on what exactly has happened..
            Cheers,Peter
            "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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            • Fleet16b
              Fleet Pilot
              • Aug 2006
              • 269

              #7
              Peter
              That is the official statement as PM'd to me from CWH
              I was requested by them to clarify the details of the incident.

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              • Peter
                Moderator
                • Jan 2000
                • 12507

                #8
                Cam, pm sent..
                Cheers,Peter
                "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                • Fleet16b
                  Fleet Pilot
                  • Aug 2006
                  • 269

                  #9
                  The below was just sent to me by CWH with the request that I post in here in the forum

                  "Thank you for the many kind comments on the safe landing of our Lancaster yesterday. Flying VR-A was our senior Lancaster pilot, Don Schofield, who has almost 800 hours of flying time on our Lancaster, and a total of 26,000 hours in his career.

                  In discussions with the Transportation Safety Board, we have proceeded with our internal investigation of the occurrence. Our preliminary examination indicates the outer right wing tip lower attachment bracket failed which allowed the outer wing tip to move in flight. At the present time, further examination to determine mode of failure of this bracket, the proper repair scheme and new inspection criteria for both outer wing tip attachments is ongoing. We have already shared all of our findings with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

                  Our target date for returning our Lancaster to the skies is for the Hamilton Airshow on June 16 & 17."
                  Last edited by Fleet16b; 18th April 2012, 20:21.

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                  • TonyT
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Oct 2006
                    • 9022

                    #10
                    Piccy


                    http://www.chch.com/index.php/home/i...probe-underway

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                    • Propstrike
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Mar 2004
                      • 4000

                      #11
                      Blimey !

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                      • bazv
                        olde rigger
                        • Feb 2005
                        • 5875

                        #12
                        Just glad they got down ok...

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                        • DazDaMan
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Aug 2003
                          • 18706

                          #13
                          F**k me!
                          Daren Cogdon

                          Spitfire fanatic

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                          • TonyT
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Oct 2006
                            • 9022

                            #14
                            I'd rather not.......

                            Probably looks worse than is, isn't the tip removable, so the lower brackets have failed allowing the airflow to bend the upper brackets and the tip up and over, you may find damage to the tip and wing is localised to the attachments.

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                            • Eddie
                              Smart Ạrse Member
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 1383

                              #15
                              Originally posted by TonyT View Post
                              I'd rather not.......

                              Probably looks worse than is, isn't the tip removable, so the lower brackets have failed allowing the airflow to bend the upper brackets and the tip up and over, you may find damage to the tip and wing is localised to the attachments.
                              http://www.thespec.com/news/local/ar...he-air-by-june

                              There's a photo here.

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                              • ZRX61
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • May 2005
                                • 4765

                                #16
                                Two months before it flies again? So that's a couple of days to actually fix the wing tip & 58 days filling out paperwork..
                                If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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                                • pistonrob
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jan 2011
                                  • 873

                                  #17
                                  2 months i could well believe. the outer skin on both wings may need removing/replacing and repainting also as well as replacement of the other tip. both items may also have to be constructed from new or replacement items stripped, modified, inspected and repainted also.. its not the usual wear and tear item you would have on the shelf.. so besides the paperwork there is probably a lot of work to be done on the aircraft which is a bit of a shame becouse the show season is here. at least she`s in one piece though
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                                  • trumper
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Aug 2003
                                    • 6722

                                    #18
                                    I would guess finding out why it happened and how to stop it happening again will take time.

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