The three rear crew were also killed when the aircraft crashed. The aircraft crashed while making a GCA at Heathrow in [ Post a Reply to This Message ][ Edit | View ] Hi John, here is a little news on the Vulcan that went in at LAP. In 1946 the Air Ministry drew up requirements for bombers to replace the existing piston-engine heavy bombers such as the Avro Lancaster and the Avro Lincoln. XM604 [Air-Britain-aircraft-copy-slide-Vulcan-B-2-XM604-RAF-35-Squadron] hamlin@practicalspain.com+. Oct 5, 2017 - Explore John Riseborough's board "AVRO VULCAN", followed by 264 people on Pinterest. Re: vulcan accident -- Lord K.G.Caswell, 13/12/11 0:54:13 Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Perhaps someone had lacked T/O and Landing experience despite the rank. It was in October 1956 and I was walking along the Crescent in Aden when all of a sudden this Vulcan roared very low doing a beat-up over Steamer harbour frightened the locals to death.It was returning to UK from Oz on a record breaking flight,The next day we all heard the tragic news that it had crashed at Heathrow with most of the crew being killed;I think there were only two survivors as they were the only crew members with ejection seats. Re: vulcan accident -- Des Hawgood, 13/11/07 11:05:44 Re: vulcan accident -- Derek Empson, 7/03/04 22:40:49 Feedback: [ Post a Reply to This Message ][ Edit | View ] My dad was the nav plotter (Jim Vinales) the last to bale out of the Wingate crash. Hello, Three servicemen who were in an ambulance were also injured by debris from the crash. Thumbs Up On base, there was a mighty clampdown and as I worked on the opposite side of the road to the base at the Photo Recce Unit, along with others of my ilk, we couldn't get anywhere near the Squadron's aircraft (and yes, I was a serving airman at the time), the only info we had available was from the TV and the Daily Mirror, I'd like to hear from anyone who heard/saw this disaster.Many thanks in advance. path but the aircraft hit the approach lights and both pilots ejected.The rest of the crew were lost.I know the controller concerned and he was exonerated by the enquiry. XM602 Delivered: November 1963 Notes: Olympus 301 engines. XM601 October 7, 1964 Coningsby. It was well known in the family that the inquiry was a complete cover up, especially as Jim was listed only as Navigator, when he was a fully trained Vulcan Pilot and should have been in the Co-pilot's seat. At about 1300 a further Class A diversion order was transmitted, again ignored, lastly just minutes before the aircraft attempted to land I was again ordered to send the third Class A diversion order, it was again acknowledged but again the pilots ignored the order. Their must be a complete record of these orders. [> Engine failure, loss of control. Thanks, [ Post a Reply to This Message ][ Edit | View ] The aircraft had visited New Zewaland and created a great stir as it flew into Wellington's primitive airport, (not, I believe for a proposed landing), I have somewhere, in my files, the Photographs taken by the 'Evening Post/Dominion Newspapers of the time, of the V bird raising the dust as her starboard wing raked the ground as she was about to do a roller/touch 'n'go. The Memorial 'Mob' were created to remember the lost & forgotten events of the Armed & Emergency Services, if you would like further information please see our websitethememorialmob.webs.com, or look on Facebook or Twitter. It happened on the 1st Oct 1956. Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka 櫻花 ... What do you know about AAC Lynx XZ610 crash in Bosnia, 22/12/1998. RAF Coningsby is home to two frontline, combat-ready squadrons and is the training station for Typhoon pilots. This aeroplane then transferred to the Waddington Wing in 1968, and joined 50 Sqn in Aug 1975, then 101 Sqd in Dec 1980, 44 Sqn in July 1881, by this time the paint scheme had changed to what was applied for the low level role that the Vulcan was then used for. The plane recovered (thank God) but was to carry out the fateful landing at LAP some days later. In Northumberland with the Nav radar and other bloke and was scheduled to arrive after. 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