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Oct 03, 2019, 12:07 PM
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Loss of B-17 Nine-o-Nine


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine-O-Nine

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Oct 03, 2019, 07:47 PM
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Really too bad. My condolences to all involved.

Too bad also about the idiot politician who now wants to ground all vintage military aircraft. I'd like to know how many votes he got from that knee-jerk reaction.

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Oct 04, 2019, 01:29 AM
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Sorry to hear about “Nine-O-Nine”. Did they determine what happened as of yet?
Oct 04, 2019, 07:35 AM
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There was a mention of a loss of power after take off. What and why exactly might take a while to find out.
Oct 04, 2019, 11:07 AM
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Oct 07, 2019, 09:31 AM
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I read that the 70+ pilot had 7300 hours in the airplane.
I have to question that amount of time.. Ok?

Lose one engine and land short of the runway.
We had KIDS flying these planes in WWll all shot to heck and didn't hit a building on landing.
As light as these old aircraft are...stripped of bombs,machine guns and ammo it would be able to fly on two engines.

A lot of these WWll... want-to-be pilots are millionaires and buy their way into the front seats.
Last edited by Jim409; Oct 07, 2019 at 09:56 AM.
Oct 07, 2019, 11:34 AM
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I remember when they sold rides @KHMT Airshow (6/5/04) in that ‘86 Bushmaster 2000 (N750RW) which was a restored Ford Trimotor. Gentleman selling $30- tickets was a “happy?” person. I’ve seen it parked @KRAL soon after. Just 3-months later, it crashed on take-off @KFUL onto Commonwealth Ave (9/25/04) on a post-maintenance test-flight. From what I heard, the ground crew forgot to remove the rudder gust-lock (hard to see) prior to start-up/taxi (free-castoring tailwheel).
Last edited by Bell47G2; Oct 13, 2019 at 01:20 AM.
Oct 07, 2019, 12:38 PM
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Years ago wife and I use to winter in Kissimmee FL and I would go to that airport and watch them rebuild a B-17 called "The Outhouse Mouse"
Florida had a hurricane and that hager was destroyed and I never heard what happened to that plane.
Update...
Was under a different name but she had a inflight engine fire and burnt up after a wheels up landing in a farm field.
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Oct 18, 2019, 08:37 PM
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New info.

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/...m_medium=email

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Oct 19, 2019, 12:03 PM
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Thanks for posting the AOPA article, EJ. All I can say is WOW, what a loss. I’ve seen this arrive, along with the Collins Foundation B-24 @KPOC (Brackett Field-La Verne) back in the Spring of ‘04. I even called in sick at my joke-of-a-job earlier that morning just so I can hang out, and make an entire day of it. Quite a turn out of enthusiasts. Out of say, 50-people, I was the ONLY one there w/a VHF/UHF radio scanner, to listen to the ATC com. So, mostly everyone there hung near me.
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Oct 19, 2019, 07:49 PM
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No problem.

It is a great loss. Over 12,731 built, and was in military service from '38-'68.

Sorrow for the lost of life, and grateful for those that made it out alive.
Oct 21, 2019, 12:04 PM
AeroDan
Ditto.
Nov 14, 2019, 11:48 PM
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I flew on it last year /
Nov 15, 2019, 08:45 AM
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How was it?


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