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WW II Vintage Boeing Stearman Crashes on Takeoff at CYBR

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A 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane crashed onto the runway on take off from Brandon Municipal Airport. Two people, the pilot and a passenger, both pilots with over a thousand hours and former pilot instructors with the WW II Commonwealth Air Training Plan during WW II, were on a Vintage Wings flight, when one blade of the wooden propeller broke, which in turn caused engine vibration which broke the motor mounts. The nose pitched upwards at an estimated height of fifty feet from the runway, and the… (www.brandonsun.com) Altro...

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WALLACE24
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A true loss of power. :-)
tlemieux
CORRECTION:

1) Both occupants were Vintage Wings pilots on a ferry flight, neither pilot instructed in the BCATP, but where high time, commercial pilots, with plenty of experience in the PT-27. In order for them to have instructed in the BCATP their age would have to be in their early 90's, not the case.

2) The propellor is ground adjustable and metal NOT wooden

3) Speculation on cause in any accident/incident is not prudent until all the facts are gathered, a full account of the incident will be issued by the Transportation Safety Board at a later date

Todd Lemieux
Chairman
Vintage Wings of Canada

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