Billy Bishop Plane crash

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Billy Bishop Plane crash

#1 Post by theflyinghotdog » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:59 am

Did anyone see or have information about the plane crash yesterday?

https://www.cp24.com/news/pilot-of-smal ... -1.3803704

It appears to be a small piper low wing of some kind. The pilot walked away unscathed.
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Re: Billy Bishop Plane crash

#2 Post by YVR_pushpull12 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:02 am

I saw it on the news but not much information available. From the article it states engine troubles and nose gear collapsed on landing.
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Re: Billy Bishop Plane crash

#3 Post by lownslow » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 am

What is that, a Lance II? Must be a crappy day to have engine troubles and collapse the nose gear.
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Re: Billy Bishop Plane crash

#4 Post by mantogasrsrwy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:40 pm

Oh, I was thinking the real Billy Bishop airport in Owen Sound. Not the copy.
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Re: Billy Bishop Plane crash

#5 Post by co-joe » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:52 am

On 24 March, after crash landing his aircraft during a practice flight in front of General John Higgins, Bishop was ordered to return to flight school at Upavon. Major Alan Scott, the new commander of 60 Squadron, convinced Higgins to let him stay until a replacement arrived.[33] The next day, Bishop claimed his first victory when his was one of four Nieuports that engaged three Albatros D.III Scouts near St Leger.

...and I thought he was talking about the Billy Bishop crashing...
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