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Survivor XR718

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XR718 - Anthony Harker, Darlington, Durham

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Lightning F.3 XR718 at Darlington, 3rd January 2006; Paul Greig

Saved from the scrapman, which is the fate for many airframes daubed with the 'Blue cross of death', XR718 was sadly cut up for transport, with the tail and outer wings removed. After several years effectively derelict at Walpole, the aircraft was sold in September 2005 to a new owner and moved to his farm near Darlington later that month. She's seen here in January 2006 awaiting reassembly.

Information on this page current as of 03/01/2006

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