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I was working at the north end in Yow when a Convair 340 (?) taxied in .... it was called the DoobieLiner carrying a certain rock band.  .....

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And for those of you that are of keen eye....will probably disagree...after I posted the above photo, something said hold on ...I think it was an even rarer Martin 404.

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36 minutes ago, Tango Foxtrot said:

 

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Interesting piston installation. Perhaps better cooling on the outside of the cowling?

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1 hour ago, blues deville said:

Interesting piston installation. Perhaps better cooling on the outside of the cowling?

I had the same thing happen to an old lawn mower.

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On 9/11/2019 at 7:03 PM, Fido said:

I had the same thing happen to an old lawn mower.

Similar something on a Bradley's DC3 in 1984 (3?) when I was the load guy in the back, but the piston never left the engine block due to an amazingly strong cowling. It resulted in the rest of the engine running the piston to death - fire, seizure, massive loss of power with feathering pump destroyed, while trying to land in Resolute Bay in the middle of dark season, with an unsecured load in the back (my bad - 20+ hour duty day). Thought I was dead after the go-around from 300' AGL on one engine at TO++ (read: firewall) power. Circled to land with 3 of us huddling in the back waiting for "the end" where the geniuses (I mean it) up front landed and we evacuated. First out of the airplane were the engineers' trunks. Next came the fire extinguisher to try to douse the still burning #1 engine.

Those were the days...

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