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Old 29th Jan 2011, 18:49
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Lou Scannon
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Deep South (Sussex)
Posts: 778
The aircraft was subsequently fitted with four new engines and props.

On its first trip after the air test it was supposed to drop some paratroops, but when the wind increased to above the para limit it landed at El Adem.

I seem to remember that one or more spars that held the undercarriage in place was then found to have been damaged by the props hitting the sea. The gear collapsed and ,though no one was injured, the aircraft was Cat5.

...and another one bites the dust.
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