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    B-17 suffers gear collapse on landing roll

    This afternoon at suburban Los Angeles's Van Nuys Airport, a B-17 suffered a landing gear collpase during the landing roll out. The entire incident was videoed by the KCBS-TV helicopter and the video will be available shortly at www.cbs2.com.

    The B-17, known as Aluminum Overcast, made what appeared to be a normal landing. As the aircraft slowed to exit the active runway, the tail wheel began to flutter. Shortly after that, the main gear suddenly collapsed.
    Props for all four engines struck the ground and the engines stopped turning immediately. No obvious fire was evident and the crew appeared to exit the aircraft safely.

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    Doesn't look too bad, seems to absorb the impact ok.

    Damn shame though - hope no-one was in the ball turret (not that they should have been )

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    At least it didn't burst into flames like the one at the start of Memphis Belle...

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