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P-51 Miss Velmas cockpit video of her Duxford engine failure and crash

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Wow- fascinating video and an excellent pilot.

 

Really interesting to see his decision making process, which turned out to be 99% right (apart from dropping the U/C, but then he still probably would have tried for the field with his remaining airspeed had he not done that, and might have had a much worse crash).

 

Thanks for sharing this.

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Guest Martinnfb

Holy smokes, that was fast.

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Is that a non-puttied and filled 40% wing I see there, or am I seeing things?

most likely it is a layer of a general shmutz that creates reflections

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another picture shows the stripes being removed and surface battered

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Don't want to go too much off topic, just would like to add another picture showing nicely general schmutz , even the untreated aluminium surface is not evenly worn, rather all scratched up , reflecting sun in many different direction.

Once again apologies for slipping off topic guys.

 

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I wonder what tore the wing tip off?

He touched down slightly wing low to the right it appears in the video.

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I wonder what tore the wing tip off?

Hidden concrete post in the cornfield. Remnant of when the area was still a part of the airfield. What are the odds?

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