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Hawker Sea Fury T.20 WG655 (G-INVN) down near Duxford

Old 4th Aug 2020, 17:32
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Hawker Sea Fury T.20 WG655 (G-INVN) down near Duxford

No word on the pilot yet.

https://ukaviation.news/vintage-sea-...es-at-duxford/
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Old 4th Aug 2020, 17:38
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I have heard that both crew are OK.
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Old 4th Aug 2020, 17:51
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Forum gossip says crew OK but some serious damage with the front cockpit apparently separated at the front canopy edge.
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Very lucky I'd say...
Slightly ironic that they swapped the Centaurus out for a P&W because the Bristol was prone to engine failure...


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Great news about the crew.

Great news about the crew, any landing you can walk away from and all that. She's been bent before, RNHF 1990.
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Nige, you've answered my question, wondered why it had a Double Wasp installed.
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Originally Posted by STENDEC North View Post
Nige, you've answered my question, wondered why it had a Double Wasp installed.
The P&W is (was...) fitted on a Sanders 'Quick Change' engine mounting, the Bristol could be put back in very easily apparently.
More info here...
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Red face News reporting 'Sea Hawker' down

Apparently news reporting a 'Sea Hawker' aircraft down. Good to know the journo's are as useless as ever, all they had to do was Google the registration they'd been given....

​​​​​​https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/new...crash-18715882
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Some of the worst Media cut-and-paste drivel I’ve ever seen. Is the Editor on furlough? Well done Cambridge News.

Meanwhile ... pilots are more valuable than aircraft, however rare. Glad they’re OK.

Brings back sad memories of Spenser Flack putting G-FURY into ‘my’ approach lights at XW.
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"The plane was a Sea Fury crash UK Hawker Sea Fury T.20 (G-INVN)" .

Apparently it made a False Landing. (Not to be confused with a Precautionary False Landing).

What a blessed age we live in.

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Old 4th Aug 2020, 19:32
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
Some of the worst Media cut-and-paste drivel I’ve ever seen. Is the Editor on furlough? Well done Cambridge News..
Usual standard for them - it's one of the 'local' news sites which is now part of a large corporation with lots of shared syndicated stories. Very little decent (or often even local!) content. Best wishes to the crew, although it sounds like they got away with it. Wondering if that is what I heard flying around earlier.
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Originally Posted by STENDEC North View Post
Great news about the crew, any landing you can walk away from and all that. She's been bent before, RNHF 1990.
30 years ago a few weeks back, and almost in the same way, coming to rest in a field after smashing into tress, after an engine failure after take-off.

Good news the crew are OK looking at the state of the fuselage around the front cockpit area.
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Originally Posted by GeeRam View Post
30 years ago a few weeks back, and almost in the same way, coming to rest in a field after smashing into tress, after an engine failure after take-off.

Good news the crew are OK looking at the state of the fuselage around the front cockpit area.
Apparently the same serial and data plate, but not much more from the original WG655...
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Apparently the same serial and data plate, but not much more from the original WG655...
This is surely a replica?
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This is surely a replica?
Well most 'restored' Spitfires are new builds around a data plate...!
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Even less of the original now...

I know it's sacrilege but it did sound good with the R2800 and an amazing broad chord four blade prop off, if I recall, a Grumman Guardian... Hopefully Sanders or somebody else will stitch her back together in time.

So pleased the crew are in one piece - they'll have to swap notes with John Beattie (I do hope it wasn't John at the helm this time!).
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
This is surely a replica?
Rear fuse and tail off original WG655 mated to an ex Iraqi fuselage and centre section I believe...
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My gosh, but that aircraft really, really has a thing about trees, doesn't it?
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Wasn't this the Sea Fury put for sale recently? Or was it perhaps the new owner or prospective owner trying it out - sure hope not?
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Originally Posted by Tashengurt View Post
Forum gossip says crew OK but some serious damage with the front cockpit apparently separated at the front canopy edge.
... and other parts
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Rear fuse and tail off original WG655 mated to an ex Iraqi fuselage and centre section I believe...
.. now very unmated again ....
Originally Posted by Martin the Martian View Post
My gosh, but that aircraft really, really has a thing about trees, doesn't it?
I'm sure they will make a full recovery.
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