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Survivor XE587 (N587XE)

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XE587 - Privately owned (stored), Aeroport Jean-Lesage, Quebec, Canada

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Hunter F.6A XE587 at Wilkes-Barre, 14th April 2001; Andrew McNeil via Mike Reeler

XE587, techinically an F.6A, has actually been upgraded to FGA.9 standard but never redesignated as such. She also lacks cannons and Sabrinas. One of the aircraft used in trials to persuade the Swiss to buy the type, she was first flown on 23rd March 1956 and became the brake chute trials aircraft (as the Swiss required operation from short runways). She was sold in 1992 to Andrew McNeil in the US and her first post-restoration flight was in 1994. Sadly she ran off the end of a runway in 2002 after a brake failure and was last heard of awaiting repair before being sold to a new owner in Canada. No news since 2007 - can anybody help with an update?

Information on this page current as of 03/08/2014

Find other photos of XE587 on the following sites:

Air-Britain - Airliners.net - Airplane-Pictures.net - flickr.com - WorldAirPics.com - JetPhotos.net - PlanePictures.net