Guess there is a P-51, B-29, and B-24 in town this weekend in Charlotte for the holiday. I was at work yesterday and saw the B-24 take off. It came back around for a pass down the runway then trundled off to the east after extending the landing gear. I guess they were going out to work on getting it cranked down. Nice job even though the nosewheel collapsed. Damage looks minimal..
I saw a B-24 fly over my location just a week or so ago. Could have been the one based near Dallas, it's webpage said it was at Washington DC for an airshow just a day or two later, and it was headed that direction. A spectacular sight and sound.
The landing gear on the B-24 bomber known as “The Diamond Lil” – one of only two such bombers still airworthy – malfunctioned during flight, causing the aircraft to skid down the runway as it landed, officials said. None of the 16 people on board was injured