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Sea Fury incident, Yeovilton, 28/4/21 - both crew ok

Old 28th Apr 2021, 15:12
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Sea Fury incident, Yeovilton, 28/4/21 - both crew ok

Apparently the Sea Fury T.20 has force landed after a problem...

Navy Wings’ Sea Fury T.20 made a precautionary forced landing in a field next to RNAS Yeovilton following a problem with the engine on a routine training flight this afternoon. Both pilots are safe and well and have been taken to Yeovil district Hospital for a precautionary check-up. The cause is under investigation and both the CAA and Air Accident Investigation Branch have been informed. No further information is available at this time.
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Old 28th Apr 2021, 16:34
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Looks like a write off...scroll down to the pics.
https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/...police-5352721
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Old 28th Apr 2021, 17:17
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Danger

The arm chair experts will state the cause as
”They cut the engine too early”

Glad both pilots are safe
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Old 28th Apr 2021, 20:18
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Navy Wings reports that one pilot is being detained in hospital overnight for observation.

I agree that the photos look like a write-off, I would guess that an engine failure in a Sea Fury isn't a bundle of fun.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 05:07
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
I would guess that an engine failure in a Sea Fury isn't a bundle of fun.
...or unusual, sadly.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 19:41
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This aircraft only arrived back at Yeovilton on the 23rd after its last rebuild.
by https://www.flickr.com/photos/doug_robertson/, on Flickr
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 19:59
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Wasn't a rebuild, it was from over-winter maintenance I believe.
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Old 30th Apr 2021, 09:47
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I was lucky enough to blag 30 minutes in the back seat of that aircraft (or another naval Sea Fury?) as "consideration" for free storage for a few months, back in the '80s. It was a memorable flight, but what has stuck in my memory was that the emergency exit procedure for the passenger, triggered by the words "OUT, OUT, OUT", began with 19 turns on a little handle to wind the canopy back, presumably because there was no quick release.
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