Bugatti 100P

Designed by Ettore Bugatti in 1938 for the Deutsch de la Meurthe Cup Race of 1939, it wasn´t completed for the deadline of September 1939 and was stored before the German invasion of France.
It had two engines driving two counter-rotating propellers, a 120° V-tail arrangement and a retractable landing gear.
Fast forward to 2015, a team of enthusiasts decided to make full scale flying recreation of the aircraft:

  • July 4th: the aircraft (named Blue Dream) taxied under the power of its two Suzuki Hayabusa engines.

  • August 19th: the aircraft makes a test flight and achieves an altitude of 100ft. Before landing, it floated too much and touched down on the runway farther than expected. The brakes were used continously to avoid overruning it. The right brake failed and the aircraft veered to a muddy field, resulting in a propeller and spinner crash.
    Video of the incident:
    https://youtu.be/IjebuDjbrLk

  • October: It makes a successful flight after being repaired.

  • August 6th, 2016: the aircraft makes another flight near Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base in Oklahoma. After a minute, it banks to the left and dives into a nearby field. The crash instantly kills the pilot.
    It was planned to retire this aircraft to an unnamed museum in the UK after this third flight.



This airframe belongs to the Mullin Museum in Oxnard, California.

Information about the crash.

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I first thought this was a car topic😅

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Wow that is one weird looking aircraft. RIP pilot :-/

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I knew someone would say that.

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I was really about report this topic lol I thought it was about a car lol 😂

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What prank?

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No because you said Bugatti and when someone says Bugatti they are usually talking about cars lol

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It’s not a prank since Bugatti actually make aircraft ;-)

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Used to, this was their only aircraft.

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Wow. all I know about bugatti is their beautiful Bugatti Veyron SS.

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Now you know a bit more about Bugatti :P

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:P yeah. I’m also into supercars. So I pretty much know about luxury cars more than normal cars lol.

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I thought this was about a caf too at first xD

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I didn’t know bugatti made anything else than 1100BHP cars

From what I can see from this, Bugatti should stick to cars! 😂😂

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Yes. Exactly

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Then why do you even comment off topic things?

Because. I am not only interested in Aviation, I am also interested in other things too.