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XB289 Beverley C1 of 53 squadron at Abingdon on 20th August 1960

XB289 Beverley C1 of 53 squadron at Abingdon on August 20th 1960 - Photograph by Robin A Walker and reproduced with Permission - Beverley Album 1 © Caz Caswell 2010

Photographic Copyright Robin A Walker © 1960-2010

Picture Notes & Links
XB289 had its first flight on 21st August 1956 and then appeared at the SBAC show the following month, after which it was delivered to 53 squadron, then on to the Abingdon wing in 1958.

A Category 3 accident occurred on 26th March 1962, when it was dropping 1 ton containers. One load broke loose from its parachute which was still attached to XB289, causing damage to the rear fuselage. The Aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Abingdon.

After repair, the Aircraft returned to service on 14th May 1962 with 47 squadron when 53 disbanded.

XB289 Left the UK in March 1964 to join 34 squadron, and was Struck Off Charge on the 14th February 1968 and was scrapped at Seletar.

For more information See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
53 Squadron     47 Squadron     Abingdon Wing     48/34 Squadron     Mass Scrapping..

For more information onThe Blackburn Beverley See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
The Blackburn B-101 Beverley

Other sites on the Web of interest:
53 Squadron - MoD Site     RAF 53 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry

47 Squadron - MoD Site     RAF 47 Squadron - Special Forces Flight     RAF 47 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry

RAF 34 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry     Borneo Air War     48 Squadron - MoD Site     RAF 48 Squadron - Wikipedia

The Beverley Association   and   Blackburn Beverley - Wikipedia Entry

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