Beagle Pup fails to explode

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A Beagle Pup had an untidy arrival at Panshanger on Saturday, but happily did not explode, a threat very much on the mind of the Welwyn and Hatfield Times The photo possibly indicates some failed catapult attempt, not surprising with fuel at nearly £2 a litre. http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/evacuation_over_fears_that_crashed_light_aircraft_in_welwyn_garden_city_could_explode_1_875652
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Another newspaper said he 'swerved' to avoid a hospital, a school and some fluffy kittens...........must be true then, hang on, is that aeroplane painted dayglo red/orange?............
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hang on, is that aeroplane painted dayglo red/orange?............
Sigh* I think you'll find that's fluorescent orange :rolleyes: ;)
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A Beagle Pup had an untidy arrival at Panshanger on Saturday, but happily did not explode, a threat very much on the mind of the Welwyn and Hatfield Times The photo possibly indicates some failed catapult attempt, not surprising with fuel at nearly £2 a litre. http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/evacuation_over_fears_that_crashed_light_aircraft_in_welwyn_garden_city_could_explode_1_875652
Yeah! British manufactured aeroplanes are too over engineered to explode on impact. :) They are designed that way as many of them are so underpowered that hitting a hedge before V2 is always a possibility. ;) EG: Sterling, Airtourer, Auster, Trident 3b (gripper). All horribly underpowered.

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:confused: I am slightly confused. Did it crash first, or overshoot first?
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:confused: I am slightly confused. Did it crash first, or overshoot first?
It failed to explode first, the rest is immaterial! :D
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Damn, I bet the pilot is angry. All that bother and it failed to explode. They don't make em like they used to!
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And anyone who knows Panshanger will recognise the visitors parking area, where the Pup appears to have taxied into the rough grass. By the way, the hospital is two miles away (some swerve) the school is at the other end of the strip and off to the side, and there are no fluffy kittens on that estate (due to a plethora of Pit-Bulls in the locality).