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Offline jasT1981

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Navy Wings Sea Fury down
« on: April 28, 2021, 07:44:39 PM »
The Navy Wings Sea Fury T.20  came down today just short of RNAS Yeovilton. Plane looks in bad shape sitting upside down in a field with wings ripped off and engine broken off further down the field,  but both pilots safe and were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Not going to post the picture here, but it is in the BBC report

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-56920390?fbclid=IwAR2mcrpQ5Y88qqIqwEG9V0C25m1Ryr0prKI0UpEPC782QwnHIRnzRLEuNms

That's a huge loss for Navy Wings with the Sea Vixen out of action long term too. I believe they have one other Sea Fury but I am not sure if it is airworthy or not. Aircraft was VX281 and is its 2nd accident in the last 7 years.
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Re: Navy Wings Sea Fury down
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 09:30:53 PM »
The Bristol Centaurus engine used in the Sea Fury and other types, was known for being a bit of a pig reliability wise, I recall a FB11 version VX390 had to abort it`s display at Ards one year and limp back to EGAA with an engine problem (blown cylinder I believe).

I hope the crew make a full recovery.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2021, 09:31:37 PM by Angry Turnip »