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Spitfire Crash during take off
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:14:25 PM »
  Forwarded to me by Bob F.. Take a look at this video  on u-tube  taken at air show in the north of France..  published the  11th June 2017.
   
http://youtu.be/6Lq2oT9Bnzo


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Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 14:08:55 PM »
I saw this a couple of days ago on one of my French news feeds. Looks like the pilot got the tail up too high or did something cause him to stamp on the brakes?
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Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 14:16:01 PM »
Looked a bit like soft ground to me. I know that BBMF Spitfires use the tarmac runway.

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Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 10:07:25 AM »
The Germans  gave up breaking them, so the French have taken over  :'', the ground looks sound, so probably a dab on the starboard brake with the propeller not helping, made it tip over,,,  :study:
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Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
« Reply #4 on: Today at 16:54:55 »
 

Here Is another video from a different angle.........
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w4e7LZkb_wo


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Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
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Here Is another video from a different angle.........
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w4e7LZkb_wo
It really looks to me as if the starboard wheel dug in to soft ground.

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Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
« Reply #6 on: Today at 18:16:29 »
The starboard wheel does seem to dig in - but the way that I see it, the tail had started to rise before the starboard wheel started to throw up soil.
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