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> Sorry you have a basic fact wrong. The aircraft crashed because so goon
> overhauled the carbs and screwed them up. There was also a wartime safety
> change missed out. If you dig into the CAA accident web site you will
> the sad story.
> "Thomas Edge"
> > Peter Costigan
> > news:39D2AF73.6184C4D@uow.edu.au...
> > > Hawker DeHaviland (UK) had one in flying condition ever since it was
> > > built till it crashed a year or two back.
> > >
> > > Peter C.
> > It should also be noted that the reason for its (tragically fatal)
> > had nothing to do with its wooden construction, it hada technical
> > of one of its merlins during a manouvre (wing over?) and it stalled
> > regards
> > Tom
Thats what I meant by a technical failure (ie a failure in equipment as a
result of incorrect settings) IIRC the team investigating the crash checked
the carbs on other merlins, including those of the BBMF Lancaster and found
similar errors in settings on those carbs.
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