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Survivor XV867

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XV867 - Highland Aircraft Museum, Inverness, Scotland

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Buccaneer S.2B XV867 at Inverness, September 2007; Francis Wallace / Blackburn Buccaneer Society

This is a well preserved cockpit, formerly with Ken Ward's cockpit collection. Apparently this particular aircraft flew originally with the RN and had a deck accident while in service. The pilot on landing thought he had missed all the arrestor wires and opened the throttles to climb out. Unfortunately he had caught the last one which pulled him back down onto the deck severely damaging the aircraft. It was repaired and went on to serve with the RAF. Ken Ward sold the cockpit to the Highland Aircraft Museum, and it was delivered there early September 2004. Since then restoration has progressed and she wears a new coat of paint.

Information on this page current as of 06/04/2009

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