“Foxy Lady’s” Wheels-Up Landing At Yeovilton

Following the Sea Vixen’s display at the Duxford Air Show yesterday, the Cold War-era naval fighter suffered an hydraulic failure which prevented the lowering of the landing gear. Skillfully piloted by Commander Simon Hargreaves RN, the aircraft performed a wheels-up landing, scraping along the runway at Yeovilton before coming to a stop. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the malfunction but in the meantime the Sea Vixen has understandably been withdrawn from its immediate upcoming events.

 

 

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3 responses to ““Foxy Lady’s” Wheels-Up Landing At Yeovilton

  1. Glad nobody was hurt. But yeah… there is so much love put into these old aircraft to get them flying (and keep them flying) – heartbreaking to see one damaged. Hopefully it’ll be in the air soon!

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