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3rd Dec 2009, 08:16
2-seat Spitfire TR9 reportedly only 1 of 5 in the World, damaged on landing at Ardmore, New Zealand, today.


http://www.nzpaimages.co.nz/events.php?event_id=9318 (mhtml:{A8801541-C20D-4B39-9239-9F7AB9E87E69}mid://00000292/!x-usc:http://www.nzpaimages.co.nz/events.php?event_id=9318)

3rd Dec 2009, 08:20
This one?
NZPA Images - Auckland-Spitfire crash at Ardmore airport (http://www.nzpaimages.co.nz/events.php?event_id=9318)

3rd Dec 2009, 10:11
Maybe sad but looks repairable!:ok:

3rd Dec 2009, 10:18
Almost anything is repairable as long as you have the original data plate.

For example, this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/383009515/) was repairable and the aircraft is flying again.

3rd Dec 2009, 19:47
Oops, if I recall correctly this airframe was just back in the air after a repair following a landing incident. Yep, just checked, second landing incident within one year.
WWII Spitfire fighter plane in second crash | Stuff.co.nz (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3123771/WWII-spitfire-fighter-plane-in-second-crash)

3rd Dec 2009, 23:11
Correct, very little info. in local Press, suggestion of downwind landing - maybe.

Yes, repairable, all it takes is money!

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7th Dec 2009, 20:10
Crash?..........looks like a runway over-run and moderate nose over to me.