BBMF Lancaster lands on 3 engines

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster had to return to RAF Coningsby on the weekend on only three of its four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines after the oil pressure on the no.4 engine started reading as high.

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8 responses to “BBMF Lancaster lands on 3 engines

  1. Down safely – phew! I agree, it’s important to keep these things flying (if safe) to honour the pilots and crews. I guess finding the parts would be the problem, though I knew a family here in NZ who had a new Merlin. I am not joking – it was in its packing crate, I suspect bought surplus off the NZ Tactical Air Force which was equipped with Mustangs in the 1950s. I gather it was sold to someone in the States for use in a restoration.

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    • We also have to remember these aircraft are getting older all the time and you can’t exactly ring up Avro for spare parts. I just hope we will still be seeing these aircraft for years to come yet. I will be seeing it hopefully on Thursday when it flies over Chepstow. Thanks Matt (hope I didn’t infringe on your trademark for using vowels 😉 )

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      • Would that one could call Avro (or Supermarine, or Hawker) for parts! 🙂 Sigh… I haven’t trademarked those vowels yet. Must get on to it. It’s entirely so I can fund buying my dream turnip…

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