Tue, Jun 05, 2012
Only Known Flying Example Of The British Aircraft In The U.S.
The landing gear of the only known flying example of a British Fairey Firefly in the U.S. collapsed under the airplane after it landed during an airshow on Sunday. The pilot was reportedly uninjured, but the plane suffered some fairly extensive damage.
The incident occurred during the "Wings over Gillespie" air show in El Cajon, CA, just after 1300 PDT. Air show spokesman Rich Kenny said the plane went off the north side of runway 27R, and a media photograph shows the airplane kicking up dirt as it comes to a stop alongside the pavement.
While Kenny told television station KGTV that the airplane was not a total loss, television station KFMB reports that he said the damages are estimated to be in the multiple-millions of dollars.
The plane had to be removed from the grass area alongside the runway with a crane. The FAA and NTSB will investigate the incident. (File images used with permission)
Also: A-10 Survives, The Essential Aero-Community, Miami Seaplanes, ERAU WACO, Jeppesen Leadership, ADS-B Kickstarter, Guilty Non-Pilot The National Aeronautic Association announce>[...]
“Rig’N Fly procedures are of the utmost importance to ensure reliable operations and the safest flight conditions possible, and this is an area where Airbus Helicopters>[...]
What's Holding YOU Back From Your Dream Of Flight? While at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, shares a conversation with us that he had >[...]
Klyde's Got The Super Bowl Blues... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]
Carrier-Based Unmanned Gas Station Might Be Result Of X-47B Program While there was much speculation about the ultimate role for the Navy's unmanned X-47B aircraft that demonstrate>[...]