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And there she was.... resting in peace... 😎 SAAF Shackleton 1716, call-sign "Pelican 16" was the first Avro Shackleton built for the South African Air Force and the first to go into service upon its delivery on August 18th, 1957. Eventually joined by seven other aircraft, Pelican 16 formed part of the SAAF's 35 Squadron and for the next 27 years served as part of South Africa's Air Force patrolling the sea lanes around the Cape of Good Hope.
Restored to flying condition by volunteers in 1994, Pelican 16 was offered to take part in a multi-stop air show tour in the UK and departed South Africa for England on July 12th, 1994, taking in the famous Farnborough Airshow. At the time she was the only airworthy Shackleton MR3 in the world.
Flown by a group of active SAAF pilots, Pelican 16 was operating over the Sahara desert in temperatures exceeding 38 deg C/100 deg F on the night of July 13th when her number 4 engine began to overheat from a coolant leak and had to be shut down. Moments later, a bolt connecting her two contra-rotating propellers in her no 3 engine failed, causing the assembly to overheat and melt and leaving the fuel-laden plane without any functional engines on its right wing. #dronelifestyle #fpvlife #mavic #mavicpro #djimavic #djimavicpro #djiphantom #djiphantom3 #djiphantom4 #djiinspire1 #dronephoto #djispark #photography #dronegear #aerialphotography #instagood #naturephotography #spark #mavicair #droneporn #droneoftheday #seetheworld #aroundtheworld #instaplace #travel #instaworld #instawow #airplane #airplanes

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A nice P38 Lighting resting in peace at the beach... Sixty-five years after it crash-landed on a beach in Wales, an American P-38 fighter plane has emerged from the surf and sand where it lay buried β€” a World War II relic long forgotten by the US government and unknown to the British public.

The Lockheed β€œLightning” fighter, with its distinctive twin-boom design, has suddenly reappeared due to unusual conditions which caused the sands to shift and erode.
It was first spotted by a family enjoying a day at the beach on July 31 and a team of US specialists were informed and flew over to survey the site.

The twin-engine P-38, a radical design conceived by Lockheed design genius Clarence β€œKelly” Johnson in the late 1930s, became one of the war’s most successful fighter planes, serving in Europe and the Pacific.
Some 10,000 were built, and about 32 complete or partial airframes are believed to still exist, perhaps 10 in flying condition.
The Wales Lightning, built in 1941, reached Britain in early 1942 and flew combat missions along the Dutch-Belgian coast.

Second Lt. Robert F. β€œFred” Elliott, 24, of Rich Square, North Carolina, was on a gunnery practice mission on Sept. 27, 1942, when a fuel supply error forced him to make an emergency landing on the nearest suitable place β€” the Welsh beach.

His belly landing in shallow water sheared off a wingtip, but Elliott escaped unhurt.

Less than three months later, the veteran of more than 10 combat missions was shot down over Tunisia, in North Africa.
His plane and body were never found. #airplane #airplanes πŸ€“ #drones #drone #dronefly #dronestagram #dronephotography #dji #dronelife #dronelifestyle #fpvlife #mavic #mavicpro #djimavic #djimavicpro #djiphantom #djiphantom3 #djiphantom4 #djiinspire1 #dronephoto #djispark #photography #photographer #aerialphotography #instagood #naturephotography #dronebois #droneporn #instapic

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