View Full Version : Article about the crash of the XB-29 prototype

24th Oct 2002, 12:20
Found this in todays Seattle Times:


John Farley
25th Oct 2002, 16:35

Thanks. Very interesting. I can't imagine anything worse than fire for leaving you in doubt about how long it might hold together. This story reminded me of Bill Pegg putting the second Brittania prototype down on the banks of the Severn when he had an engine fire. How do you decide how long to push your luck in such cases?