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    Mustang lost at Duxford / Skyraider damaged. No serious injuries

    Just been told a P-51 has collided with a Skyraider at Duxford, pilot baled out.

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    Both pilots ok? Skyraider & Mustang?
    Sometimes it's better to be a bumblebee than it is to be Professor Heinkel.

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    Posted only info I was told

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    Right so, BK.

    Let's hope no injury's in the air & on the ground.
    Last edited by Dr Strangelove; 10th July 2011 at 17:38.
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    Heard Skyraider landed 4ft of wing missing Mustang crashe doff filed pilot bailed out safely but was at low level, Was also told what Mustang it was but will not post it for obvious reasons.
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    Glad everyone is ok not a good day as I had chills when the triplane nosed over.

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    Comentator said pilot of Mustang is ok. At least 4' of the Skyraider wing is missing but he completed a circuit and landed without incident.

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    Sometimes it's better to be a bumblebee than it is to be Professor Heinkel.

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    The identity has been revealed elsewhere of the Mustang, but it matters not. Glad to hear the pilot baled out, and the Skyraider could be landed safely.

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    Just to clear up - according to the above it was Big Beautiful Doll and the French Skyraider that was involved in the collision. Very pleased to hear that the pilots are safe.

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    To confirm the above, apparently the P-51 was "Big Beautiful Doll". Collision with French Skyraider which landed safely. P-51 pilot reported (thankfully) OK.

    Michael Carlsson's Fokker DR-1 replica was apparently damaged on landing earlier, after hitting propwash from an aircraft being run-up 'on the line'. A bad day, but it could have been a lot worse.
    Last edited by low'n'slow; 10th July 2011 at 18:02.

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    Attending fireman has confirmed Mustang pilot bailed out and is ok. Was on the way to hospital for routine check up. Aircraft came down in a crop field about 300 yds away from and at the western end of Grange Rd, well away from people and property.

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    Fliiping heck! What a year its been, for the wrong reasons.

    Just so very glad everyone is okay.
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    And the Fokker DR1 replica that nosed over was SE-XXZ, flown by Mikael Carlson. Pilot uninjured, plane missing one wheel and only minor damages to the rest of the aircraft.

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    As we were leaving my son said "something fell off one of those planes", I didn't see anything. So glad the pilots are safe.
    Props are best!

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    Mightily glad all are okay, whilst for sentimental reasons I will really mourn the loss of the 'Doll', thank God we haven't that sickening feeling sometimes associated with these incidents.
    I'm still shaking from reading the thread title.
    I'd been really pleased to see Rob and BBD reunited yesterday too.

    Well done and best wishes for a speedy recovery to those involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bump View Post
    thank God we haven't that sickening feeling sometimes associated with these incidents.

    The original secrecy on this forum doesn't bloody help matters, had to start scanning the web to find out if the guys I know were ok...
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    Some presence of mind to bail out at low level.

    Crikey!


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    Skyraider appears to be missing a large section of outer starboard wing. Some piece of flying to get that down safely in my opinion. I saw him coming round to land in rather a hurry but from my angle at home didn't notice anything wrong, then it just came to a stop at the end of the grass runway.

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    Thanks for the thread title amendment Moggy
    Last edited by Eddie; 10th July 2011 at 18:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Some presence of mind to bail out at low level.
    Answers the question about warbird pilots having parachutes run here a week or so back!

    Please no one was seriously hurt.
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    Skyraider wing damage: http://yfrog.com/klytbrj

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    Wasn't HAEC sold to Germany recently ?

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    Surprised that nothing has been reported on sky or BBC news channels, they're usually straight on the case of vintage aircraft crashes.

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    Terrible news but very glad to hear pilots are OK.
    Very sad to hear of any vintage aircraft loss but Big Beautiful Doll is particularly sad. She looked stunning on Friday.

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    Congratulations to the Skyraider pilot for getting it down.

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    I think it brings a knot to everyones stomach. We might not know the person directly but in the aviation community we all know of people, faces, places and the great stories.

    It just goes to show how good these pilots are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ244 View Post
    Terrible news but very glad to hear pilots are OK.
    Very sad to hear of any vintage aircraft loss but Big Beautiful Doll is particularly sad. She looked stunning on Friday.
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    Thirded...



    Glad everyone is safe...

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    P-51.

    Only posting this as attendee confirmed to me that the pilot is ok thank goodness. As said it came down well away from any houses or property.

    If this photo offends anyone then mods please delete.
    Last edited by Wyvernfan; 3rd August 2011 at 08:00.

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