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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:29 pm 
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A friend texted me that an FW-190 is down on a SoCal freeway....haven't been able to find a report on my cell phone- anybody got details? Pilot OK? Which aircraft is it?


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Vid shows what looks like a D9

Replica?

Or a flugwerk?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:38 pm 
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It's one of the Condor Squadron AT-6's. Pilot got out okay and is reportedly uninjured.


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For those on farcebook...live overhead

https://www.facebook.com/ktla5/videos/2 ... o_explicit

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was watching some of the video and WOW!! Trying to put the fire out with a hand held fire extinguisher and some guy throwing dirt on it. WTF!!!!
I can see throwing the dirt on the fuel spill, wheres the foam!! Jeez :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:56 pm 
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From KTLA via Jalopnik.com:
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IDed as SNJ-5 N7969C, BuNo 43974, ex 42-84535:
http://www.warbirdregistry.org/texanreg ... 84535.html

(RandolphB, you may want to update the title of this thread.)

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was watching some of the video and WOW!! Trying to put the fire out with a hand held fire extinguisher and some guy throwing dirt on it. WTF!!!!
I can see throwing the dirt on the fuel spill, wheres the foam!! Jeez :roll: :roll:



Dry chemical extinguishers cut down on water and contaminants running off. There's foam on the ground. They were using the dirt to dam off the runoff so fuel and oil did not go down the storm drain.


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Here is video of the landing. He was bouncing pretty good and the prop looks like it was turning slow. Only one prop blade was bent and I wonder if it happened when he hit the center divider. I'm amazed there were no cars around him when he landed.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=so ... &FORM=VIRE


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Closeup from the KTLA video feed; looks like the tail melted away:
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Anyone catch the pilot interview? Couldn't have been more relaxed.

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He should have taken lessons from this guy...

https://www.stltoday.com/news/national/ ... 0a385.html

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steve dickey wrote:
was watching some of the video and WOW!! Trying to put the fire out with a hand held fire extinguisher and some guy throwing dirt on it. WTF!!!!
I can see throwing the dirt on the fuel spill, wheres the foam!! Jeez :roll: :roll:


I believe the real fire fighters were watching their Dodges get their @ss whipped by the Red Sox.
Go Sox... :supz:

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The lack of education in this country is astonishing.

Nazi plane? :roll:

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Nathan wrote:
The lack of education in this country is astonishing.

Nazi plane? :roll:



Ugh. It's far worst than that. I saw a long winded story that it was "Nazi Cosplay". Really? So this is no different than dressing up like Levi from "Attack on Titan" and going to a Comic-con?!?!!?? Then it went on to try and somehow make political anti Trump statements somehow and tie them back to the paint job. . But, worse, education wise, was a place I saw asking why "these stupid pilots don't just use their parachutes if they are going to crash their airplanes....?". Marketing has replaced education for the masses. Cirrus be damned.


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