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It landed in the dessert

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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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After Spitfires in Burma, a slightly more sobering story from Egypt:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18038650
Posted May 11, 2012, 19:57:57 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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wow what a way to go. survive a crash landing, just to die in Egyptian desert  Sad
Posted May 12, 2012, 02:16:52 AM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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I hope that they can confirm whether it's his plane, and can locate the remains, and perhaps even recover the aircraft before it's stripped for kitch. Sad
Posted May 12, 2012, 07:14:31 AM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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I hope they do recover the aircraft, after 70 odd years and still in it's original markings it would make a wonderful tribute to all those who never came home like this chap did.

They did something similar in the Malta Aviuation Museum, they have a Hawker Hurricane that was raised from the sea that they have fully retored. The aircraft ditched after engine problems on take off, the pilot was very skilled and set the aircrfat down so gently the landing lamps in the wigs were still intact.

Sadly he was never recovered, and was presumed to have drowned, the museum did however track down the poilots sisters and it gave them some closure to realise how skilled their broither was as a pilot and to know something of what happened to him.

Here is a picture of the aircraft:

http://www.maltaviationmuseum.com/hurricaneIIA.asp

Posted May 12, 2012, 20:11:37 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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Great article, Great pictures, and great job they did restoring that warbird Smiley
now if they can only restore humans,  scratch-head maybe one day, here's to wishful thinking  cheers
Posted May 13, 2012, 00:50:26 AM Logged

Offline Diesel
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I hope that never happens Syber, that would make the rest of us null and void.  Sad
Posted May 13, 2012, 02:16:33 AM Logged
It WILL be fine !...

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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I think there are enough of us on planet right now already Syber without raising the dead  Cheesy
Posted May 13, 2012, 09:25:40 AM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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yea I know that would not be good guys, SORRY My head was not really clear for my cousin passed away yesterday. At times like that it sounds good, but later on once thought out, it would not be good at all.
Posted May 13, 2012, 17:46:42 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Sorry to hear that Syber, understand the thought processes that went into that comment now.
Posted May 13, 2012, 18:02:38 PM Logged
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Offline Data
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I’m sorry to hear that about your cousin too Syber  Sad

All the best to you and your family right now.
Posted May 13, 2012, 18:09:09 PM Logged

Online Freddy
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So sorry to hear this  Sad

All my best wishes.
Posted May 13, 2012, 20:01:11 PM Logged

Offline sybershot
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Thanks everyone, He had a hip surgery, came home and went to bed. His fiance and kids found him the next morning eternally resting. I really feel real bad for his kids,
Posted May 14, 2012, 14:14:53 PM Logged

Offline Diesel
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Sorry Syber, I meant nothing personal nor pointed. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Posted May 14, 2012, 19:57:01 PM Logged
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Offline GT40
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Just reading the thread. So horrible, Sybershot. All my thougths are with you and your family.

Posted May 15, 2012, 11:39:57 AM Logged

Offline sybershot
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Thanks GT40

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Sorry Syber, I meant nothing personal nor pointed.
I knew that Diesel,  hakuna matata  Smiley
 
Posted May 15, 2012, 20:48:02 PM Logged
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