Spitfire down in Ashford

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Spitfire down in Ashford

Postby Yorkie » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:34 pm

Looks like pilot is ok, aircraft looks ok from a distance....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-34174822

he will be glad the farmer has had the harvester out
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Re: Spitfire down in Ashford

Postby Spitfire » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:15 am

MJ772

Doesn't look too bad ...

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Until you see the port side which looks very much like the port wing has been ripped off at the root...

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And blow me down if this didn't happen to the same plane in Germany in 2012

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AND at Little Staughton in 1968.

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Oh - and it's for sale .... I wonder if they'll accept my offer now ... ;) :p
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Re: Spitfire down in Ashford

Postby Ray C » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:43 am

That will take a while before its airworthy again.....
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Re: Spitfire down in Ashford

Postby Aceyone » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:01 am

One careful owner ;)
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Re: Spitfire down in Ashford

Postby Spitfire » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:16 pm

Aceyone wrote:One careful owner ;)


I think we ought to change that to 'Three careless owners' :)) :))
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