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danjama
06-05-2005, 02:55 PM
Since no1 i know in real life is interested in this, i waswonderin if any of u was at Duxford Legends 2003? When a plane crashed(feel like an idiot caus cant remember what plane now) think it was a firefly or sutim like that! Just wondered. i remember how shocked i was when i realised he werent gonna get out of that dive in time! Other than that a great show, got loads of it on camera including the warbirds flypast finale! Good times. Luckily i only live 2 hours from there so can hop on a coach any time, that is til i can drive. Anyway, im off to HL now, for a squad match. Night all 334th_Zippo1(HL)

danjama
06-05-2005, 02:55 PM
Since no1 i know in real life is interested in this, i waswonderin if any of u was at Duxford Legends 2003? When a plane crashed(feel like an idiot caus cant remember what plane now) think it was a firefly or sutim like that! Just wondered. i remember how shocked i was when i realised he werent gonna get out of that dive in time! Other than that a great show, got loads of it on camera including the warbirds flypast finale! Good times. Luckily i only live 2 hours from there so can hop on a coach any time, that is til i can drive. Anyway, im off to HL now, for a squad match. Night all 334th_Zippo1(HL)

PBNA-Boosher
06-05-2005, 03:14 PM
Was this when the Blenheim crashed?

no, I wasn't there, but I seem to remember that happening.

KRISTORF
06-05-2005, 03:18 PM
Think it was a Firefly, pilot and Nav killed, think the pilot was ex navy.
Also think it was a hydrolic failure after a low level manouver.
But then I could be wrong

reverendkrv1972
06-05-2005, 05:16 PM
wasn't there when that happened,I was going to go to Biggin hill the day the Kingcobra went in,fortunately I couldn't make it,would not have like to see that,was bad enough on the news.

bad when these things happen.especially when it happens to birds like Black6(or was it 4?) luckily the pilot got out ok.shame the 109 didn't.

Rev

danjama
06-05-2005, 05:32 PM
it definately wasnt a blenheim, pretty sure was a firefly! They were both killed, think he was doing a loop didnt pull out in time. It was horrible seeing it, kind of unbelievable. I never wanna see another crash.

Enforcer572005
06-05-2005, 09:43 PM
What happened to Black 6? I thought it had a belly landing or something....was it destroyed? God I think it might be a good idea not to fly planes that are that rare....a combat 109F..sheeesh. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I photographed (at 5 frames per second) a T-28 crashing at the Tico airshow in Titusville Fla. back in 88 or 89 i think. Air classics magazine published 2 of them a couple of months later as they had an article on it. That huge fireball was one of the most horrible things ive ever seen, and the second fatal airshow crash Ive seen....I just instinctively held the shutter down as he failed to come out of his loop also. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

I love watching and photographing these things at airshows (you should see my slide collection), though I havent been to a show since 96. They really should reconsider doing aerobatics in origional ww2 aircraft.

wayno7777
06-05-2005, 09:56 PM
This was Duxford last year.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Dux_Wreck.jpg
And this is what happened to Black 6.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/dft_avsafety_501770.jpg

reverendkrv1972
06-06-2005, 03:03 AM
Black 6 is now on display(static)at a base.(cant remember which right now,sorry)

Rev

No1_Reggie
06-06-2005, 04:35 AM
I was at Duxford Flying Legends in 2003, it was a Fairey Firefly that crashed, it was a very sad occasion. I know it is no solace to family and friends but the men who died in that aircraft died doing what they loved.

Black 6 is now housed at the RAF Museum Hendon, she has been restored again to flying condition but will never be flown again as she is too precious to lose. Sad but true.

trumper
06-06-2005, 12:42 PM
Black 6 was a G model,that was'nt at Legends it was late in the year on her last flight.
I was there for that,also the P38 crashed at Legends in 1996.
The Firefly crashed 2 years ago http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/3061561.stm

http://newswww.bbc.net.uk/1/low/england/2022166.stm

danjama
06-06-2005, 01:29 PM
thank you all for replyin, especially u reg! i really did witness something sad that day, and it brought something sad and dark over the rest of the day and whole event i think. No dramatic explosions or fire, just a thump and rising dust that told the story. S! to all pilots doing their job, whatever it may be. And since it is D-Day, S! also to EVERY man that fought on this day.

Arm_slinger
06-06-2005, 03:28 PM
I was there too, the pilot was too low and attempted a roll. Realising his mistake he pulled too hard and stalled her (after getting her the right way up again). You could see it was stalling as you could clearly see it buffeting and "wiggling" as it was going down. A **** sad day that makes me get twitchy very easily at airshows now


Looking at BBC link, they dont have a bloody clue what they are on about and have the same old old-aeroplanes-are-bad-and-crash-alot tarring brush out. Its absolute bollocks, the old birds are safer now then they were 60 years ago!!!

wayno7777
06-07-2005, 09:24 PM
Yes, that's true when you consider that over 11,000 Bf-109's out of 35,000 built were lost due to non-combat accidents.

danjama
06-08-2005, 02:02 PM
Thanks slinger, i didnt realise he'd stalled. To be honest, not much was on the news about it and ive struggled to hear anything about it since. I thought hed just come out of the loop to slow. I havnt been to an airshow since, but when i do i will definately be brickin it(sorry cockney slang for any1 not english, means scared) I hope to get to legends this year but im a bit skint rite now. Thanx all for posting.