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Survivor XS422

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T.5 XS422 - Anglo-American Lightning Organisation (restoration to fly), Stennis International Airport, Hancock County, Mississippi, USA

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Lightning T.5 XS422 at Stennis, 16th September 2001; Anglo American Lightning Organisation

The Anglo American Lightning Organisation own XS422 and fully intend to fly her in the US. They have an impressive team working towards this goal so soon it won't just be South Africa's skies that are ripped apart by thunder and Lightnings! XS422 first flew in March 1965 and flew with 226 OCU at Coltishall, 29, 111 and 56 Squadrons and later on the Empire Test Pilots School at Boscombe Down. Retired in 1987 she was bought by a collector and stored for many years before finally going up for sale again. Bought by Marine Salvage, she was then snapped up by the AALO and transported to the US. Keep an eye on progress with this stunning restoration by visiting the AALO Supporters Group web site.

Information on this page current as of 17/10/2008

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