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  • Fournier Boy
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2007
    • 1046

    Spitfire PRXI damaged in Holland

    https://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/...Midden-Zeeland

    Pilot reported ok. Unknown which one as of yet

    FB
  • Rich82
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jun 2005
    • 244

    #2
    A photo from the website below shows it to be PL983. Good to hear reports of the pilot being okay though.

    https://www.hvzeeland.nl/nieuws/3911...idden-zeeland/

    Rich

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    • TEXANTOMCAT
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2004
      • 4683

      #3
      Beat me to it - there is/was a contingent heading here: https://www.vliegshowede.nl/en/program

      Glad pilot is ok, such a shame - but am sure she'll be up and running again in no time

      TT
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      • adrian_gray
        Which idiot let HIM in?
        • Jan 2000
        • 3013

        #4
        That looks as though it could have been a whole lot worse. Translate munches the meaning a little, but it looks like a fairly non-sensational news report. No second world war fighter jets doing dangerous aerobatics and the pilot ejecting, anyway!

        Adrian
        "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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        • Trolly Aux
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • May 2006
          • 3855

          #5
          Ohhh Bum, it flew past here this morning way in the distance, glad the pilot is ok and looks like a wings off back to DX trip,
          SMOKE SMOKE GO!
          TA out

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          • BDM
            BDM
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jun 2012
            • 16

            #6
            Looks like it could have been a lot worse indeed, AG. She almost ended on her back... I got sent a video, but can't upload it for some reason. She was literally standing on her spinner for a second before she fell back on her remaing undercarriage.

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            • BDM
              BDM
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jun 2012
              • 16

              #7

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              • adrian_gray
                Which idiot let HIM in?
                • Jan 2000
                • 3013

                #8
                Holymoley, someone is a very lucky boy, that could have been very nasty indeed!

                Adrian
                "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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                • hampden98
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Sep 2009
                  • 2558

                  #9
                  On the subject of bent Spitfires anyone know whats happening with the French spit that dig in and tore itself apart during take off a few years ago again with pilot not hurt?

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                  • David Burke
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 10031

                    #10
                    I was under the impression its under rebuild

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                    • Fournier Boy
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Mar 2007
                      • 1046

                      #11
                      It is, I saw it at the end of last year, wings were going back together and fuselage was about to go in the jig.

                      FB

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                      • R4118
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Aug 2015
                        • 430

                        #12
                        It's at arco and I'd guess nearing completion

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                        • DazDaMan
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Aug 2003
                          • 18719

                          #13
                          That could have been so much worse!

                          Great news is the damage can and will be repaired, and no harm came to the pilot.
                          Daren Cogdon

                          Spitfire fanatic

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                          • Black Knight
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Oct 2003
                            • 1909

                            #14
                            Surely the drop back down would've damaged the fuselage????

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                            • Bob
                              Bob
                              Aerophile
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 3661

                              #15
                              Won't have done it any good - wonder if he's got his lottery ticket today?...
                              Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

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                              • adrian_gray
                                Which idiot let HIM in?
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 3013

                                #16
                                Originally posted by Black Knight View Post
                                Surely the drop back down would've damaged the fuselage????
                                ...but not as much as if it had gone over.

                                Adrian
                                "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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                                • R4118
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Aug 2015
                                  • 430

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Black Knight View Post
                                  Surely the drop back down would've damaged the fuselage????
                                  Depends if it was controlled or not guess

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                                  • Propstrike
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Mar 2004
                                    • 4010

                                    #18
                                    This is J R's 'own' Spitfire, so is likely to be nursed back to health without delay. If it needs a spell in the jigs for remedial work, they are all geared up to do it.

                                    PT462 was fast-tracked back to airworthiness in a matter of months in the spring , all you need is resourses, experience, motivation.........and a few quid, I imagine !

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                                    • me109g4
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • May 2009
                                      • 558

                                      #19
                                      And it has how many hrs. on it??? poor beastie. looked messy.

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                                      • merlin70
                                        Tim Clark
                                        • Mar 2004
                                        • 1691

                                        #20
                                        Glad to hear pilot ok. That airframe doesnt seem to fair too well in Europe.
                                        Watching the planes fly by...

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