Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

B-17 Crashes at Bradley

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • B-17 Crashes at Bradley

    A tragic story of loss of life and a historic treasure. Is anyone familiar with this particular aircraft and know if it was Studebaker powered?

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/02/us/co...a090f-91773633
    Mike Davis
    Regional Manager, North Carolina
    1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

  • #2
    Originally posted by StudeNewby View Post
    A tragic story of loss of life and a historic treasure.
    Lookee here: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....in-Connecticut

    Craig
    Last edited by showbizkid; 10-07-2019, 10:42 AM.

    Comment


    • #3
      Sorry...obviously I did not search thoroughly enough.
      Mike Davis
      Regional Manager, North Carolina
      1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

      Comment


      • #4
        Here is photo of the Nine O Nine just before the Key Largo area of Florida. I was aboard the Collings Foundation B24 bomber at the time. About six months after this I flew aboard the Nine O Nine. Very sad loss. Click image for larger version

Name:	1A16F80A-B51E-40CD-9EB9-FEB092465323.jpeg
Views:	340
Size:	33.7 KB
ID:	1805161
        Mike
        Fort Worth, TX


        1964 Avanti R2 #R-4986

        Comment


        • #5
          I read that as of a couple years ago, it had Two Studebaker manufactured engines on board. However, they could well have been replaced, or others added to the plane during regular maintenance. By the way, here is another photo of it with a car guy in the foreground. Click image for larger version

Name:	B-17 nine 0 nine.jpg
Views:	334
Size:	75.8 KB
ID:	1805176

          Comment


          • #6
            How many Studebakers does Jay Leno have? I know that he has (had?) a 1955-56 Packard Caribbean conv. , so that counts for something. But, if he has no Studebakers then he is not really a "car guy."
            -Dwight

            Comment


            • #7
              Leno's got Studebakers, and even some really weird stuff as well....

              its a really sad day to see this loss of life, and the loss of the B17 as well.

              Latest I saw was that they actually landed short of the runway and the gear on the right may have collapsed, causing a sharp turn.
              NTSB report will be some interesting reading for sure.
              Last edited by Mrs K Corbin; 10-04-2019, 05:02 AM.

              Comment


              • #8
                Several years ago I rode on "Sentimental Journey". The crew said that with modern gas, the engines only developed about 70-75% of rated horsepower. They said they never carried full fuel and kept weight down because of this. A huge number of crashes are due to just running out of gas! I heard it was on take off. Landing short seems almost impossible with VASI lights unless there was a problem with engines and even with one out or even two they would have been able to stretch their base leg to make the runway. Very sad and mysterious.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Yes, true they should have been able to stretch in on 3.
                  I thought they would be running 100LL fuel...

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I've heard that there was a problem with 2 engines on same side; that plane was at the CT Air Museum years ago and refurbished in Kissimmee, FL. Actually built after WW II ended.
                    Toby Knoll Garage

                    www.tobyknollgarage.com
                    ______

                    '51 Muntz Jet
                    '53 Woodill Wildfire/Dodge
                    '54 Hudson Hornet Grand National Tribute car
                    '55 Studebaker Speedster/Cadillac
                    '56 Corvette SR replica

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Those engines were designed for 130 octane avgas.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jeffry Cassel View Post
                        Those engines were designed for 130 octane avgas.
                        didn't know that....... I've only got access to 100LL Avgas for a Cessna

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X