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

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: B-17 Crash it was 909
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2019 16:59:55 +0100
That would be very unlikely, Chris.  The people who fly these old aircraft are 
not the sort to make elementary mistakes.


> On 3 Oct 2019, at 14:24, christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>     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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