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