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By 15m unflapped
#1022961
One of my club-mates works there, and has just posted a couple of photos of blown-over planes on our club forum. Shows how futile a block of concrete tied to the wings is in serious winds.
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By dont overfill
#1022978
Oh dear, Only two tied down outside at Perth. Hope they are OK. Probably several at Dundee.
102mph at Edinburgh.
D.O.
By johnm
#1023008
Ouch! I've never used blocks but I suspect ground anchors would be at risk in these conditions if only screwed into earth.
By Auster wobbler
#1023019
At work this morning in North Northamptonshire we have 2 40ft shipping containers one on top of the other empty and the wind blew the top one off !!!

Austerwobbler :pale:
By 602fan
#1023052
Chipmunk and 150 on their backs. 172 crushed wingtip. Bulldog minus a rudder. Bolkow Junior with flaps and ailerons at jaunty angles. Spoke with Coastguard chap who'd come in from Stornoway in an S92 - said they were covering for the Navy Seakings who couldn't engage rotors due to wind strength. Glasgow Atis gave 56G81kt at around 0800 this morning.
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By Vince C
#1023060
A Chippy damaged! Oh no!

Saw some interesting go-arounds at MAN today. One Ryanair took 3 attempts to get in - that'll please Michael!
By 602fan
#1023063
Chipmunk's a write-off. Bent at the firewall, behind the cockpit, fin & rudder crushed, wings now Stuka-like (bent where the flap ends and the aileron begins). Heartbreaking to see - especially as one of the shareholders too. :wall:
By TorqueSplit
#1023064
I see Leeds is still taking arrivals :shock: - recall some amazing vids of crosswind approaches last time we had big winds there.
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By Vince C
#1023166
602fan wrote:Chipmunk's a write-off. Bent at the firewall, behind the cockpit, fin & rudder crushed, wings now Stuka-like (bent where the flap ends and the aileron begins). Heartbreaking to see - especially as one of the shareholders too. :wall:


That's awful news. To last as long as that one must have and then for it to get wrecked by a bit of wind is so sad. They are not rare aeroplanes, but not that common either and they are a bit special. And now they are a lttle bit rarer. :(
By 15m unflapped
#1023225
It's sad about the planes, but thankfully only two deaths and very few casualties from yesterday. It could have been a lot worse, and being a Bank Holiday in Scotland yesterday might have helped as a lot of people were at home.