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    P-51 Lost at Duxford

    I am sad to report that the P-51 "Big Beautiful Doll" piloted by Rob Davies was involved in a midair collision with a Skyraider. Fortunately, Rob Davies was able to bail out & survive with only minor injuries, unfortunately, the same can't be said for the Doll. The Skyraider was able to land safely with extensive damage to the right wing.













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    EVERYONE IS THERE TO SEE THE SHERPA!

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    Oh My!!! At least everyone is OK! Those pictures are awesome....scary but awesome! Very happy that the pilot made the decision to bail out.
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    What is the bailout system like on the Mustang? Is there some sort of ejection seat or is it pop the canopy & jump?
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    It's just a manual bail out, Tim, no ejection seat.

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    So, jump & hope for the best?

    BTW, here is the video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qME7VefLxFw
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    throw yourself on the wing and roll off... you try to fall clear of the tail
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    from the video it looked like the A-1 pilot lost sight of the P-51 as he pulled out.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    from the video it looked like the A-1 pilot lost sight of the P-51 as he pulled out.
    That's how I saw it...wonder if more video will come out.

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    Some impressive pics here of the Sandy landing.

    http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtop...35085&start=25

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    better video here
    LINK
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    MUCH BETTER VIDEO HERE!!! Better than the last one!
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Here is another video

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    Both new videos aren't working :-/

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    Jeremy, mine is still up there, they just disabled embedding. Click on the YouTube logo to view it in YouTube...
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