How Bad Was It? | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.23.15

Airborne 11.24.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 11.23.15

Airborne 11.24.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Fri, May 07, 2004

How Bad Was It?

EAA Teams Arrive At Van Nuys To Inspect Aluminum Overcast

EAA aircraft maintenance teams arrived in California on Thursday morning to assess the damage to the B-17 "Aluminum Overcast," as the airplane suffered a landing gear failure after safely landing at Van Nuys Airport late Wednesday afternoon.

The B-17 had arrived at Van Nuys to begin a scheduled stop on this year's national tour, which featured numerous appearances on the West Coast.

EAA's Director of Aircraft Maintenance is heading a team that planned to take their first extensive look at the airplane Thursday afternoon and begin assessing the extent of the damage. The airplane is currently parked at the Van Nuys Airport and has been secured following Wednesday's incident.

A final decision on a timetable will be made after the complete damage assessment is completed.

"We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from EAA members, who in their usual spirit, have stepped forward with offers to help in many ways," said EAA President Tom Poberezny. "We are truly grateful for these offers and expressions of support. As we assess the aircraft damage and what the next step will be, we will let EAA members and others know if and how they might be able to help."

Both of the B-17's landing gears collapsed as the airplane was completing its 4,000-foot landing roll. The airplane was estimated to be traveling approximately 30 miles per hour at the time and was about to turn off the runway. There were no injuries among the crew or passengers, and all persons aboard safely exited the airplane.

EAA's B-17 has been flying national tours since 1994, with thousands of people enjoying flights aboard the vintage aircraft and tens of thousands more touring the interior of the aircraft.

The current B-17 tour began in April was traveling the West Coast and was due to return to EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh (WI) in mid-July.

(ANN extends a special thanks to Matt Fowle, Regional Director of Mid-Continent Instruments West, for having the presence of mind to shoot these remarkable photos and for sharing them with our readers --ed.)



More News

Blue Origin Makes History, But Is The System Practical?

Only Time Will Tell If The Booster Is Truly Reusable On November 23, 2015 Blue Origin achieved a first in rocketry and spaceflight history when their New Shepard launch vehicle suc>[...]

ANN Wishes Our Readers, Listeners And Viewers A VERY Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

Yes... We Will Be On A Holiday Schedule For The Rest Of Week As the Aero-News staff observes the US holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday, we wanted to let our readers know that ANN >[...]

Airborne 11.25.15: Blue Origin Reusable Rocket!, AMA Reacts, Transgender Pilots

Also: UK CAA, E-Fest 2015, Citizens In Space, Gulfstream G500, Dassault Falcon Jet, CFM LEAP-1A, Tuskegee's Milton Crenchaw ANN Airborne Link: /index.cfm?do=video.playVideo&vid>[...]

ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-ba>[...]

Airborne 11.24.15: UAV Registration Woes, Sennheiser Bails, Poberezny Honors

Also: Hybrid Airship, Aero-Calendar, NAHF2016, R1 Airlines, Pro Line Fusion For CJ3, ERAU Prescott, Quest Kodiak ANN Airborne Link: /index.cfm?do=video.playVideo&videoid=3c2451>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC