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AdmiralWarlord
06-26-2004, 10:53 PM
One of the last Li-2s left in Russia crashed yesterday. Check out BBC link. That is terrible - last year we lost (the last?) HE-111 in a crash in US.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3843263.stm

[This message was edited by AdmiralWarlord on Sat June 26 2004 at 10:03 PM.]

AdmiralWarlord
06-26-2004, 10:53 PM
One of the last Li-2s left in Russia crashed yesterday. Check out BBC link. That is terrible - last year we lost (the last?) HE-111 in a crash in US.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3843263.stm

[This message was edited by AdmiralWarlord on Sat June 26 2004 at 10:03 PM.]

necrobaron
06-26-2004, 11:06 PM
I was wondering what had crashed. The news simply said a WWII plane had crashed into a house in Russia, but didn't go into much detail. Yeah, the only flyable He-111(It was actually a CASA Spanish-built plane,IIRC.) crashed last year. I thought I read somewhere that there were plans to bring another 111 to flyable condition, but I can't recall the details.

"Not all who wander are lost."

xTHRUDx
06-27-2004, 12:47 AM
Paul Allen has a Casa 111 that he's restoring.

see here
http://flyingheritage.com/TemplateTopImages.aspx?contentId=2

AirBot
06-27-2004, 01:04 AM
Another irreplaceable piece of history bites the dust.
So sad... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

necrobaron
06-27-2004, 03:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by xTHRUDx:
Paul Allen has a Casa 111 that he's restoring.

see here
http://flyingheritage.com/TemplateTopImages.aspx?contentId=2<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good Lord, he's got some pretty rare birds slated for restoration! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

"Not all who wander are lost."

p1ngu666
06-27-2004, 06:39 AM
yay @ mossie is on the list http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

shame about hte Li2, but maybe it canbe repaired.
feel sorry for the pilot too
and those who died ofcourse

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AdmiralWarlord
06-27-2004, 03:56 PM
I sure hope they can repair it - it should not be THAT difficult - it is based on the Dakota-3 designs correct?

Here is a Russian link with more info.

http://www.newsru.com/russia/27jun2004/li.html

[This message was edited by AdmiralWarlord on Sun June 27 2004 at 03:10 PM.]

Franzen
06-27-2004, 04:29 PM
Sorry, can't get the details. It seems the BBC is banned here, at least for the last 4 years.

This is just one more piece of support in the argument against flying these rare birds. But don't worry, hind sight is 20/20 and once we've crashed the last one we'll finally get our act together and stop flying them. Obviously evolution has its set-backs and logic will never be an epidemic. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

Fritz Franzen

tvih
06-27-2004, 04:43 PM
Well, I can understand if people want to fly the old birds, it's a bit like cruising around in a classic car. Of course when accidents like this happen and cause loss of life as well as the valuable historical plane, it is a very sad thing. But hey, there were meant for flying, after all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Franzen
06-27-2004, 04:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tvih:
Well, I can understand if people want to fly the old birds, it's a bit like cruising around in a classic car. Of course when accidents like this happen and cause loss of life as well as the valuable historical plane, it is a very sad thing. But hey, there were meant for flying, after all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sure, 60 years ago. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

Fritz Franzen

WTE_Galway
06-27-2004, 05:17 PM
non-flyable warbirds you look at from behind a rope while licking an icecream may as well be paper-mache mockups

there si only a point to them if they can fly