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  • Peter
    Moderator
    • Jan 2000
    • 12496

    I think from the evidence is that he forcelanded, closed the canopy and walked away? isnt that the remains of a parachute pack near the front?
    Cheers,Peter
    "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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    • Wellington285
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Apr 2008
      • 418

      I downloaded jpegsnoop lastnight and used it on the photos first published and it suggested that the camera was a Blackberry 9530. A pretty useful tool to use.
      It wont be long before the actual id of the aircraft is found and hopefully the fate of the Pilot.
      Ian

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      • Peter
        Moderator
        • Jan 2000
        • 12496

        I don't know my P40's lads but could this be her serial number??
        Attached Files
        Cheers,Peter
        "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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        • BSG-75
          So say we all.....
          • Aug 2007
          • 2836

          Originally posted by brewerjerry

          Now the important stuff
          Did they send any whirlwinds to eygpt ..nope..

          Cheers
          Jerry
          No, just a few Stirlings.... also said to be buried..... I'll go get my passport and a shovel.....
          You can teach monkies to fly better than that....

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          • TonyT
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Oct 2006
            • 9008

            I have been looking for a site I found many moons ago about a Hurri that force landed out of fuel, plane was sitting on its wheels fully Servicable, the pilot sat down wrote to his mum and dad and wished them all well, he also mentioned about the thirst before he succumbed... The family had a site dedicated to him which included his last words written... So sad.

            One hopes the pilot made it back, but the obvious isolation of the aircraft makes one wonder, if he didn't and is located, one hopes it brings some closure to his family.

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            • spitfireman
              Recovering
              • Jun 2005
              • 2817

              Originally posted by DC Page
              I believe I have found the identity of this aircraft. Anyone else figured it out yet?
              No


              Enlighten us
              www.wallond.com

              Can T22 WT525, Can B2 WD954, Pilatus P2 A-125 (cockpits)

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              • Whitley_Project
                If in doubt apply heat..
                • Jan 2000
                • 2841

                I have a feeling the ID will come to light quite soon...

                Let's hope the pilot was rescued, even though I admit this is against the odds.

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                • brewerjerry
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • May 2004
                  • 917

                  Originally posted by BSG-75
                  No, just a few Stirlings.... also said to be buried..... I'll go get my passport and a shovel.....
                  Hi
                  apparently for stirlings they only take camels as currency,
                  and not the ciggie type.
                  cheers
                  Jerry

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                  • brewerjerry
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • May 2004
                    • 917

                    Originally posted by Peter
                    I don't know my P40's lads but could this be her serial number??
                    Hi
                    most probably..... but I can't read it.
                    cheers
                    Jerry

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                      Holy mackerel....!!

                      Of course, knew all the shots were the real deal all along....

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                      • Tin Triangle
                        Bright Young Thing
                        • Dec 2009
                        • 1218

                        Well, there we are. Let's hope there's a bright future for this unique survivor. It would be a shame if all we had to look at were those controversial pictures and this entertaining thread in a year's time.
                        Well done to all the contributors, this has been an excellent debate and stayed civil throughout!
                        Armchair enthusiast, but also a fan of sofas and recliners.

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                        • Dobbins
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                          • Feb 2012
                          • 448

                          Those 2 minutes and 53 seconds of video are painful viewing. Somehow I don't hold out much hope for her...

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                          • brewerjerry
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • May 2004
                            • 917

                            Originally posted by Tangmere1940
                            Holy mackerel....!!

                            Of course, knew all the shots were the real deal all along....
                            Hi Andy,
                            I thought you would at gatwick getting on the next plane to acquire it for the next aerojumble.
                            Cheers
                            Jerry ( who is still gladly chewing on humble pie )

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                            • Peter
                              Moderator
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 12496

                              I think once they manage to open or remove the canopy then that's it for her..
                              Cheers,Peter
                              "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                              • Dobbins
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Feb 2012
                                • 448

                                Originally posted by Peter
                                I think once they manage to open or remove the canopy then that's it for her..
                                well they've already smashed the side in allowing for the interior photo

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                                  Originally posted by brewerjerry
                                  Hi Andy,
                                  I thought you would at gatwick getting on the next plane to acquire it for the next aerojumble.
                                  Cheers
                                  Jerry ( who is still gladly chewing on humble pie )
                                  Jerry...yep, a couple of slices of humble pie for me, too. Just wasn't convinced the first two shots were the real deal.

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                                  • Sopwith
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Mar 2009
                                    • 1504

                                    Fantastic that it is found,but heartbreaking to see it being vandalised by people who don't value it from the historical point of view.I suppose the souveniers that they are taking will be spread far and wide,shame they don't salvage the whole thing and sell it as one big souvenier.

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                                    • Dobbins
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Feb 2012
                                      • 448

                                      What about Wasalpan23, someone should contact him/her.

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                                      • pagen01
                                        St Mawganphile
                                        • Aug 2007
                                        • 10711

                                        Originally posted by Tin Triangle
                                        Well done to all the contributors, this has been an excellent debate and stayed civil throughout!
                                        Agreed, eating my pie as we speak, but in this case just glad I was wrong!
                                        http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=...t=most_popular

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                                        • Air Ministry
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Jan 2008
                                          • 1689

                                          Quick everyone, back over to the "20 Spitfires In Burma" thread, it's in danger of being overtaken by this one. This is the Flypast Forum, we can't let that happen!
                                          The garage that keeps on giving.

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