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Oops! - Aircraft mess-ups in pictures

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posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 05:04 AM
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I thought you all might be interested in seeing these pictures I have found today, they are all very old but still interesting I feel. The last one is quite funny too.

This below must be one of the most amazing 'bystander' photo's ever taken, as the farmer poses on his new tractor one of the development aircraft for the BAC Lightning comes plummetting down right behind him!

The pilot ejected at 150ft and survived but broke both legs when he fell through a greenhouse;


This next photo was taken as the prototype Vulcan made a low pass over the Runway at the 1958 Syerston Battle of Britain display. It was being used by Rolls Royce as a test bed for the Conway engine (Victor/VC-10 and Boeing 707 engine). Despite4 appearances the catastrophe was nothing to do with the engine, but a structural failure of the wing!


Finally, this one comes with its own explanation, which I leave in place





[edit on 14-11-2005 by waynos]

Mod Edit: Replaced borderline word in title.

[edit on 16-11-2005 by ZeddicusZulZorander]




posted on Nov, 16 2005 @ 12:18 PM
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that last one HAS to be staged. you would think that after tearing through the car the prop would at least be a little bent........



posted on Nov, 16 2005 @ 03:58 PM
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There is some damage evident on the '8 o clock' blade of the front prop, but I agree it is surprisingly light. Of course these blades were solid steel and car bodies are extremely flimsy.

As far as I can tell it was a genuine incident and the Armstrong Siddeley rep never lived it down.

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posted on Nov, 16 2005 @ 08:31 PM
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Ouch I hope he had insurance.. That first one is a classic shot....



posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 07:02 AM
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Originally posted by waynos
There is some damage evident on the '8 o clock' blade of the front prop, but I agree it is surprisingly light. Of course these blades were solid steel and car bodies are extremely flimsy.

As far as I can tell it was a genuine incident and the Armstrong Siddeley rep never lived it down.

[edit on 16-11-2005 by waynos]


those blades aren't solid steel, no one has ever made a SOLID steel prop. usually they are hollow steel, aluminium (alloooominneeeuuummm to you guys across the pond) or wood.



posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 07:48 AM
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those blades aren't solid steel, no one has ever made a SOLID steel prop. usually they are hollow steel, aluminium (alloooominneeeuuummm to you guys across the pond) or wood.


Waynos...again mate...an excellent find!!




those blades aren't solid steel, no one has ever made a SOLID steel prop. usually they are hollow steel, aluminium (alloooominneeeuuummm to you guys across the pond) or wood.



wrong.......

www.mccauley.textron.com...

www.thaitechnics.com...

just a couple of examples.....



posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 07:48 AM
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Oops, of course silly me.

And its Al-yoo-miniyum actually


whaa? There I am apologising and I've just found out that Wyvern props were steel after all, not just steel either but Sheffield steel no less! The car never stood a chance


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posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 09:46 AM
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Hey!....dont the french make propellors out of cheese?




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