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Old 16th October 2019, 19:04
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Re: Collings B-17 Crash

A preliminary NTSB report: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/Re...=HTML&IType=MA

And a couple of articles about the report:

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/...gs-b-17-crash/

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/...7-crash-emerge


It appears that on the return to the airport they hit approach lights 1000 feet short of the runway and hit the ground 500 feet before the runway threshold.

Some interesting comments also on both the number 3 and number 4 engines propeller positions. Also flap positions.

Here is a video on Flying a B-17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL-zRFEt9lI

Landing procedures start at about the 18 minute mark.

So, did they first feather the wrong engine (#3) instead of #4? Were the flaps set properly for landing?

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