Re: [OM] OT: B-17 Crash it was 909

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: B-17 Crash it was 909
From: <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 06:24:23 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
     Same here.  I suspect that the pilot(s) reacted incorrectly, which is to 
apply rudder and roll away from the bad engine.

>I find this a bit strange. I can't imagine a single engine failure would 
>down the AC, unless it was accompanied by a fire. Look at all the times 
>those planes returned home on two engines. I got a flight in a B17 once, 
>to an airshow. On departure from the show, a freshly overhauled prop blew 
>a seal, and we had to turn around and return to the airport, Harlingen tx. 
>The pilot said if it was just the crew aboard, he would have flown back to 
>Ft. Worth on three, but since there were passengers, he chose to return to 
>the field. So we returned there on a dash 80, pretty boring after the 
>4 hours on the B17. 


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