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Old 22nd Nov 2014, 13:26
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GeeRam
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: West London
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Originally Posted by Al R
Is this the one that crashed shortly after a previous restoration?
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The first one in Mk.IV configuration, infamously crashed at Denham aerodrome back in 1987 shortly after it's 12 year restoration to airworthy. Another replacement fuselage was found in Canada and it was restored for a 2nd time back to airworthy over the next five years. This 2nd Mk.IV incarnation then flew for many years through the 90's until suffering a 2nd crash on approach to Duxford back in 2003.
The aircraft which you now see here, was then rebuilt again over the next 10 years, this time using the Mk1 nose section that had been converted to an electric car by a Filton employee back in the 1950's.
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