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#3581023 - 05/27/12 06:35 PM B-24 nosewheel collapse..  
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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..

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#3581035 - 05/27/12 06:48 PM Re: B-24 nosewheel collapse.. [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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Glad there seems to be little damage.

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.


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#3581041 - 05/27/12 06:52 PM Re: B-24 nosewheel collapse.. [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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Yes..I believe the planes are on loan from the country of Texas.. biggrin The pilots probably ate too much Carolina BBQ and caused the nosewheel to collapse. One too many hushpuppies..





#3581050 - 05/27/12 07:12 PM Re: B-24 nosewheel collapse.. [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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I happen to like it,but they are definitely 2 different animals.

#3581063 - 05/27/12 07:23 PM Re: B-24 nosewheel collapse.. [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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This was common during the war. The nosewheel was very weak.

#3581108 - 05/27/12 08:43 PM Re: B-24 nosewheel collapse.. [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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I wunder if it was going to be in the fly past for the NASCAR race considering is Memorial Day?


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#3581115 - 05/27/12 08:50 PM Re: B-24 nosewheel collapse.. [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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It was that Davis and his airfoil's fault.

#3581117 - 05/27/12 08:50 PM Re: B-24 nosewheel collapse.. [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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That's not one of the Cavanaugh's, I don't believe. The biggest thing they have is a C-47.


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#3581330 - 05/28/12 04:54 AM Re: B-24 nosewheel collapse.. [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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It was the Commemorative Air Force's B-24 "Diamond Lil."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_surviving_Consolidated_B-24_Liberators#United_States
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The aircraft was involved in a nose-gear collapse upon landing at Charlotte-Douglas Airport in North Carolina on 26 May, 2012. Damage was minimal and none of the 16 aboard were injured

Source: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/26/3269896/world-war-ii-planes-landing-gear.html
Quote:
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



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#3581341 - 05/28/12 05:27 AM Re: B-24 nosewheel collapse.. [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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Oh man, so quite possibly the same B-24 I saw just fly over a couple weeks back.


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