Fresh off a 18 year long restoration.
That’s sad. I hope they can fix it. Again.
Did they try to use unleaded fuel?
Flaps at 40 and flare for a perfect pontoon landing.
Sir, this plane doesn’t have pontoons.
All joking aside, this bums me out. What an amazing feat to restore a 75 year old warplane. Then probably some trivial failure splashes it.
@mehcuda67 I remember seeing a documentary about 15 years ago about a B17 (B25?) being restored in the Arctic. They were just about to test the engines for the first time before flight and it caught fire and burned.
I’m sorry, but Patrick Space Force Base?? No, it’s Patrick AFB and always has been.