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Seafire SX336 emergency belly landing in France 4 years 1 month ago #34195

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A report in this morning from Ben Gilbert that SX336 made a wheels up landing at Bondues near Lille, France, yesteday 2nd July.

Pilot(Anna Walker,yes Martin,that Anna Walker) is unhurt. Damage minimal and about as light as it can get in these circumstances.

Photos in here:

www.flickr.com/photos/aaantoine/sets/72157627100683798/

Anna has made a superb wheels up landing there.
No information as to the problem as yet.
Clearly from the photographs,the undercart wouldn't lower at all(tail wheel still up and it's
doors are closed),so maybe a burst hydraulic pipe?.
I'm not sure whether the emergency blow-down system is fitted and active to SX,
but if it is a hydraulic problem,then I'm not sure if it'd work.

The main thing is that Anna is ok and that SX isn't badly damaged.

Mark
CBF Alpha/Beta Test Pilot

CBF Chief Fighter Pilot

IL2 Messerschmitt 109 ace

Holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves,Swords and Diamonds.
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