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Oh dear, it's bad news for the world's last flyable Avro Vulcan, with two of XH558's Rolls-Royce Olympus engines having been destroyed during an incident on the ground on 28 May.
Things of course go wrong on classic aircraft, but initial indications point to the mishap at Robin Hood airport (which serves Doncaster and Sheffield and in a previous life housed Vulcans as RAF Finningley) having been down to old-fashioned human error.
Originally posted by gort51
Luckily they have 4 engines.
I find the "Damaged beyond repair" statement a bit hard to fathom.
Yes they are old engines, but so are Spitfires Merlins and they rebuild those.
Im sure Rolls Royce still have the blueprints somewhere, Unless those Damn Jerrys pinched them when they bought the business..(luckily they only bought the car side of the business).
Originally posted by ThePeaceMaker
There's an air worthy vulcan based at an airport near me. Southend on sea airport in Essex UK. It does taxi runs and if it had the funds could easily fly again. Amazing aircraft along with the Hanley Page Victors, I read about the huge operation it took to get one Vulcan bomber to the Falklands using loads of victor refuelling planes ... Ah the good old days when we had an airforce