Vulcan XH558 grounded by fault

The Vulcan leaves Robin Hood Airport for it's first official flight. Picture: Liz Mockler D8886LM
The Vulcan leaves Robin Hood Airport for it's first official flight. Picture: Liz Mockler D8886LM
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THE last flying Vulcan bomber has been temporarily grounded days after an appearance at the Waddington Air Show.

The iconic Vulcan XH558 which flew at the weekend, remained in Waddington despite plans to move it to RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset on Tuesday.

The Vulcan to The Sky Trust, which owns the aircraft, announced on Tuesday that the legendary bomber would not be making the trip south due to technical problems with one of the engines.

It was hoped it would be able to make the journey by the weekend.

Last month it was announced the plane would be permanently based at Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport providing a major boost to the borough’s tourism industry.

Visitors can see the Vulcan up close at Finningley on a guided tour.

For more information and to book a place visit the trust’s website at www.vulcantothesky.org or call 0845 504 6558.

It costs £2 million a year to keep the plane airborne.

Visitors to the trust’s website will be able to keep up to date with efforts to fix the fault.