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STENDEC North 4th Aug 2020 17:32

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/

LOMCEVAK 4th Aug 2020 17:38

I have heard that both crew are OK.

Tashengurt 4th Aug 2020 17:51

Forum gossip says crew OK but some serious damage with the front cockpit apparently separated at the front canopy edge.

Nige321 4th Aug 2020 18:16

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... :uhoh:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....d9a13bfdd9.jpg

STENDEC North 4th Aug 2020 18:16

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.

STENDEC North 4th Aug 2020 18:17

Nige, you've answered my question, wondered why it had a Double Wasp installed.

Nige321 4th Aug 2020 18:27


Originally Posted by STENDEC North (Post 10853181)
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...

STENDEC North 4th Aug 2020 18:27

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

MPN11 4th Aug 2020 18:55

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.

DuncanDoenitz 4th Aug 2020 19:00

"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.


BigDotStu 4th Aug 2020 19:32


Originally Posted by MPN11 (Post 10853201)
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.

GeeRam 4th Aug 2020 20:29


Originally Posted by STENDEC North (Post 10853180)
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.

Nige321 4th Aug 2020 20:31


Originally Posted by GeeRam (Post 10853264)
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...

Skipness One Foxtrot 4th Aug 2020 20:53


Originally Posted by Nige321 (Post 10853265)
Apparently the same serial and data plate, but not much more from the original WG655...

This is surely a replica?

Nige321 4th Aug 2020 20:59


Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot (Post 10853274)
This is surely a replica?

Well most 'restored' Spitfires are new builds around a data plate...!

treadigraph 4th Aug 2020 21:00

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!).

treadigraph 4th Aug 2020 21:03


Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot (Post 10853274)
This is surely a replica?

Rear fuse and tail off original WG655 mated to an ex Iraqi fuselage and centre section I believe...

Martin the Martian 4th Aug 2020 21:07

My gosh, but that aircraft really, really has a thing about trees, doesn't it?

DODGYOLDFART 4th Aug 2020 22:03

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?

Islandlad 5th Aug 2020 04:24


Originally Posted by Tashengurt (Post 10853170)
Forum gossip says crew OK but some serious damage with the front cockpit apparently separated at the front canopy edge.

... and other parts

Originally Posted by treadigraph (Post 10853282)
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 (Post 10853284)
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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