Streaks of fire extinguisher residue running to the trailing edge and spotting onto the tail? I have visions of a homemade wind tunnel to get the effect just right...
no I'm not losing the engine altogether after all this work, besides, the engine fire was a reason to point at the service platforms in use, the evidence of an engine fire providing a explanation rather than routine servicing a lot of viewers may not consider, much less understand.A Short Sunderland GR.3 plane, serial DV976, was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at W off Southend Pier, United Kingdom. The airplane operated on a local flight out of Felixstowe RNAS ().aviation-safety.net
The no. 3 engine caught fire and fell out. A ditching was attempted but the Sunderland overturned."
Maybe lose the engine altogether?
I'm just starting to wonder whether any Sunderlands that suffered an engine fire ever made it back into the air (assuming they managed to get down safely). The heat must have caused severe structural damage. Would you not be better off just having a catastrophic oil leak?
If I read this correctly, 173 accidents, 173 write-offs:I would have thought replacing the engine and housing or even a wing would have been more encouraged than losing the whole thing. I don't know though, it's an interesting question.