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Mustang Crash in South Norfolk (UK)

 
BigAl007
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Oct 04, 2016 05:08 |  #1

Sadly NA P51D Mustang 414419 Janie crashed while landing at Hardwick airfield, near Bungay, The pilot/owner Maurice Hammond is seriously ill in hospital, but making progress. Unfortunately the so far un-named 80 year old passenger was killed.

The aircraft in happier times at the nearby Seething airfield.

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Link to local BBC news page. (external link)

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Oct 04, 2016 16:47 |  #2

Sad day. I saw a bit of a news release on Facebook with a photo of the wreckage a day or 2 ago.


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Perfectly ­ Frank
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Oct 09, 2016 02:23 |  #3

This is very sad to hear.

Doing a search on the net shows a few other vintage warbird crashes in recent years.
Ironically, about 3 years ago a British man was killed in a P-51 crash in the U.S.

http://www.dailymail.c​o.uk ...shes-Galveston-coast.html (external link)

Hmmm...makes me think twice about taking a ride in warbird.


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Oct 09, 2016 06:59 |  #4

I don't think that warbirds are any more likely to crash than any other type of light aircraft. In the County of Norfolk, which is geographically one of the largest, although being very rural with one of the lower populations, over the last five years you have been about five times more likely to be killed in a non warbird type; and we do have quite a few warbirds operating from the county, especially if you count AT6's. Of course that is based on the total number of fatal accidents, there are of course a lot more take off's and landings by the non warbirds. Still I would just as happily get in a warbird as I would any other light aircraft. Also remember that you are about 1000× more likely to be killed on the road on the way to/from taking that flight, than while actually flying. In the East Anglia region, which is essentially the big lump on the east coast of England we seem to have one or two light aircraft incidents reported on the news a month.

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Perfectly ­ Frank
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Oct 09, 2016 12:45 |  #5

BigAl007 wrote in post #18152224 (external link)
I don't think that warbirds are any more likely to crash than any other type of light aircraft. In the County of Norfolk, which is geographically one of the largest, although being very rural with one of the lower populations, over the last five years you have been about five times more likely to be killed in a non warbird type; and we do have quite a few warbirds operating from the county, especially if you count AT6's. Of course that is based on the total number of fatal accidents, there are of course a lot more take off's and landings by the non warbirds. Still I would just as happily get in a warbird as I would any other light aircraft. Also remember that you are about 1000× more likely to be killed on the road on the way to/from taking that flight, than while actually flying. In the East Anglia region, which is essentially the big lump on the east coast of England we seem to have one or two light aircraft incidents reported on the news a month.

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