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Dragon rapide incident Duxford

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The rapide has had an incident on landing, no more info at this time

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Update, no injuries reported

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Which Rapide?
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The Daily Fail is on form :rofl:
‘Passengers escape’ after 1930s de Havilland Dragon Rapide bi-plane ‘NOSE DIVES’ into the ground at Duxford Air Show'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -Show.html
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What's happened with a blade as well this afternoon aaib will be busy

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bedfordshirevulcan wrote:
Sun 19 Jun 2022, 4:15 pm
What's happened with a blade as well this afternoon aaib will be busy
Apparently the steering control on one of The Blades broke. Landed safely.
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Pen Pusher wrote:
Sun 19 Jun 2022, 4:07 pm
The Daily Fail is on form :rofl:
No mention of it being a passenger jet? They are slipping...
Another spectator said: “I saw it take off and fly around a bit before the crash.

“I think it nose-dived or the front wheel failed on landing.”
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The 1930s de Havilland Dragon Rapide was actually built in 1943.
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You weren't expecting anything factually correct were you? 😄

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Pen Pusher wrote:
Sun 19 Jun 2022, 5:13 pm
The 1930s de Havilland Dragon Rapide was actually built in 1943.
First flight of the design 17 April 1934
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Shame about the Rapide; must have been quite harrowing sitting staring at the ground for quite some time! Glad all ok.

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There's a video of the landing on TikTok that's been posted on the Duxford Air Show Facebook group. One of the comments is that a tyre burst on landing, hence the very rapid deceleration and tipping over. Must've been pretty scary in the aircraft to be looking at grass out of the cockpit windows as you slide along!

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5944 wrote:
Wed 22 Jun 2022, 8:15 pm
There's a video of the landing on TikTok that's been posted on the Duxford Air Show Facebook group. One of the comments is that a tyre burst on landing, hence the very rapid deceleration and tipping over. Must've been pretty scary in the aircraft to be looking at grass out of the cockpit windows as you slide along!
Must have been very scary to be hanging in your straps looking at the ground through the cockpit windows in front of you! My total sympathy for people not expecting or desiring drama.

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I know we should not speculate... but it looks a lot like the brakes were on... Anyway, I hope they will have her fixed soon!

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Archer wrote:
Thu 23 Jun 2022, 8:22 am
I know we should not speculate... but it looks a lot like the brakes were on... Anyway, I hope they will have her fixed soon!
So you immediately speculate in the same post!!!

It's unfortunate and I hope the damage is minimal
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Guilty! I will keep quiet now and we'll wait for the official report.

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Archer wrote:
Fri 24 Jun 2022, 6:43 pm
Guilty! I will keep quiet now and we'll wait for the official report.
Oh good!
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Archer wrote:
Fri 24 Jun 2022, 6:43 pm
Guilty! I will keep quiet now and we'll wait for the official report.
I'm sure you post was well intended but you just got a bit over enthusiastic - sorry but it did amuse me a bit! :grinning:

The official report will be interesting when it appears
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