LM317 voltage regulator has internal short circuit protection alongside with its thermal overload auto-shutdown, but in the circuit below it will simply burnout when the output is shorted. And its adjust pin gets internally shorted with its output pin.
I know that a pass transistor would strip off the regulator's ability to stand a short circuit and limit current but whats wrong here ?
I built it more then once on different PCBs and they all end up the same way ( killed about 5 regulators till now as i though that something was wrong with my build)
one version of the PCBs i made :