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B-17 Nine 0 Nine Crash News

Started by Lane C., April 02, 2020, 09:04:55 am

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Lane C.

April 02, 2020, 09:04:55 am Last Edit: April 02, 2020, 09:31:54 am by Lane C.
The FAA has revoked the Collins Foundation exemption (to follow strict safety requirements) to carry paying passengers on its fleet of aircraft. Full crash report won't be ready for perhaps another year.

Video explains other findings about the crash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkxVSnx1Utg
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dlabby

Rats, not allowing pax is most unfortunate. This crash was a real loss.
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Steve Rogers

The scary thing to me is that the plug gaps were not correct. They are critical on the big radials. Setting the gap correctly is not rocket science.

Also, the flight crew should have noticed rpm drops out of limits during the mag checks as well as temps out of limits if detonation was happening. That may be why #4 prop was feathered. They may have thought it would get better in the air. Been there, done that, it almost never did.
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Lane C.

April 07, 2020, 04:31:54 pm #3 Last Edit: April 07, 2020, 04:34:44 pm by Lane C.
Steve, the old saying "Familiarity breeds contempt" applies here. Those guys had so many hours in that plane they just threw training and common sense out the bomb bay doors! Sadly, their passengers paid the price for that attitude. And there was MORE than ONE red flag waving at them before takeoff. It's usually the THIRD RED FLAG that gets you (after you've already gotten airborne). Ha

One more thing, why did they have to land at the airport? Yes, that's attractive if you can stretch it, but looks like it was a stretch too far. Another saying applies here as well, "They ran out of altitude, airspeed, and ideas, all at the same time."

It will be interesting to hear what the surviving crew member has to say.
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