Aircraft Photo of N2980 | Vickers Wellington Mk1A | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #53951
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N2980
Military Code:R
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Wellington
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Wellington
Aircraft Version:Vickers Wellington Mk1A
C/n (msn):[ N2980 ]
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Brooklands (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGLB   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Brooklands Museum
 
Photo Date:25 October 2014
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 53951
Photo Comment

N2980 is the only surviving Brooklands-built Wellington. During a training flight on the 31st December 1940 she developed engine trouble and ditched into Loch Ness. All the crew escaped, but the rear gunner was killed when his parachute failed to deploy. In 1976 the aircraft was located by a team of American Loch Ness Monster hunters and was successfully salvaged on 21st September 1985 and undergoing restoration by the Brooklands Museum..

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