Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Aircraft Grounded


Formerly Known as Freefalling
SOF Support
Sep 8, 2006
Not Afghanistan
A loss for airshows in England this summer, but better to do this than lose people or planes. The Lancaster alone is priceless. Given the number of a/c that use these engines, this could be interesting and a bit tragic.

Engine issue grounds Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes - BBC News

Most of the historic aircraft that make up the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have been grounded due to an engine issue.

A Lancaster bomber, two Hurricanes and three Spitfire planes are all affected by the problem.

One of the planes is the last remaining airworthy Spitfire which flew in the Battle of Britain, and the Lancaster is one of only two left flying in the world.

The problem is "related to the Merlin engine" - which powers aircraft including the Spitfire, Lancaster and Hurricane - but "affects all current and serviceable display aircraft", the BBMF said.