Carnage at Old Buckenham

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I see the recent winds sucked the hangar doors into the building writing off three aircraft and damaging quite a few more.

Auster Fan in particular might be sad to learn that G-NINB is now a non-flyable convertible. :(


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You ain't kidding! :( Thankfully, it appears that no people were hurt. Ihadn't planned to fly this weekend, due to other commitments. Probably just as well. No doubt I will get the full story when I go to OB next weekend.

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Sad news.

I know of at least one owner of a tied-down aeroplane who spent a night or two sleeping by it!

There again - what could you do???? :confused:

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I know an operator who in high winds used to park a double-decker windward of their aircraft.

The C152s were worringly a bumpin' and a wigglin' on Thursday. The Arrow's suspension I swear was deflecting up and down by at least 3 inches.

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Interesting change of tune on the insurance issue between the printed article in the EDP and that on the website. Nice to hear they are covered.

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Not good, I am sure that the owners took some comfort that they were safely enconsed in the hangar...

I was in a meeting on one of Norwich Union's new buildings that day, we watched bits of trim from the roof gently fluttering down into the car park.....:eek: