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BREAKING NEWS: Canadian Lancaster is grounded ahead of East Kirkby show

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The Canadian Lancaster bomber - ‘Vera’ - has been grounded, just days before it is due to take part in a sell-out event at East Kirkby Aviation Museum,

Engine problems forced Vera out of action during a flight in County Durham.

Together with its ‘sister’ aircraft from the BBMF at Conginsby, the two planes were due to perform at the Bournemouth Air Show this weekend.

That appearance has been cancelled.

The two aircraft are due to appear at East Kirkby on Tuesday when it is planned for 5,000 fans to see the two Lancasters ‘united’ with Aviation Museum’s own bomber Just Jane.

The 69-year-old Canadian aircraft had an engine problem before leaving Ontario earlier this month.

It completed the 3,700-mile flight over the Atlantic but did encounter problems with its braking system after arriving at RAF Coningsby.

The two Lancasters have been a big hit since teaming up and were due to star at major air shows in Bournemouth and in Shoreham this weekend.

 

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