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Death of a Stuka

Head on crash - sad

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PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap31/03/2012 19:01:09
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Sad event that I filmed here but it happens - sadly.

Martin Harris31/03/2012 19:06:13
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What was the other model made of and did it survive - it appears to sail on through the carnage looking totally unscathed!

Edited By Martin Harris on 31/03/2012 19:19:36

ken anderson.31/03/2012 19:08:33
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i've been with enrico today --- it had his trademark on it.....

ken anderson....ne..1. mid air dept.

Oldbaldfella31/03/2012 19:13:58
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Oh, bugger.........................

Sorry about that.

Redex31/03/2012 19:59:58
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What was the Stuka - ARTF/Kit/plan build - it looks a very nice model before the 'event'

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap31/03/2012 20:16:55
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The Stuka was ex TJD model which some may have seen hanging up in the shop - The Cessna was a right-off as well as it has glass fuz.

We took over a black bin bag to get all the bits in the field from the Stuka - half of one wing must have been totally fragmented because we could not recover enough bits. We always ensure any bits are removed from the field because its used for livestock so we ensure our hobby causes no problems to the farmer.

The Stuka was flying so well.

Although loads of bits were so fragmented I understand that George is going to get it re-buit again - mammoth tast but it would be great to see it in the air again because you dont see many around due to the harder wing construction...

Alan Cantwell31/03/2012 20:25:04
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not nice to see a nice model destroyed, i bet the cessna wasnt a bad one either, but pilots having a watcher looking out for them could save this sort of thing,

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap31/03/2012 20:34:22
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To be fair I do not usually show any crashed planes - I never post such on our club blog (for good reason) however I asked both parties concerned and both said it was OK to show the video which was then uploaded to my own video channel.

Both pilots were upset about the event and anyone can say it shouldnt happen but with any precautions you take you can only deminish the chance - but never totally stop it...

Josip Vrandecic -Mes31/03/2012 20:44:53
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What a pity !

Alan Cantwell31/03/2012 22:31:29
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never said it should not happen, what i said was steps could be put in place to minimise the coming together, its never preventable,

Edited By Alan 4 on 31/03/2012 22:57:06

Paul Marsh31/03/2012 22:40:04
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I've seen that stuka at almost all the events, couldn't miss it.

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap31/03/2012 22:42:25
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The paintwork art design is (was?) a one off to be sure

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap01/04/2012 18:48:28
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Had confirmation from the field today - this model IS being rebuilt so it will fly again.

How fantastic is that.

Geo Hackman 223/04/2012 21:37:39
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Hi I am the pilot of the stuka it is almost finished and ready for repainting I will take some photos befor painting so you can see the scars and put them on here as soon as I can George.

Paul Marsh23/04/2012 21:45:43
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We'll see it fly again at Wrexham, then? smiley

Geo Hackman 223/04/2012 21:58:31
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Geo Hackman 223/04/2012 21:59:39
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Geo Hackman 223/04/2012 22:03:05
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These two photos were befor the crash george.

Stephen Grigg23/04/2012 22:26:14
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Lovely model

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap23/04/2012 22:28:46
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Hi George.

Glad to hear its almost finished.

Regards Peter

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