A move to repair the WWII fighter plane, the Sea Fury T20, which crashed during this year’s RNAS Cludrose Air Day, was recently put into motion.
The said campaign for the Sea Fury T20 is asking the public for donations with regards to its repairs. It was just last month when hundreds of people witnessed its crash. Smoke was surging from its engine before the Sea Fury T20 came down. It, then, swerved to a halt on the grass just after its chassis gave way.
Fortunately, the pilot of the vintage plane that day, Lieutenant Commander Chris Götke, was able to come out of it unscathed to the cheers of the crowd.
The landing gear of the Sea Fury T20 was damaged. However, historians of the Fly Navy Heritage Trust declared that what needs the most work was the vintage aircraft’s Bristol Centaurus engine.
According to Tim Manna of the Trust, the organization has the spares and an expert team to rebuild Sea Fury T20. He added that WWII aircraft is an exceptionally wonderful vintage plane that should be seen up in the air.
For more information about donating to the Sea Fury T20 appeal, click this link that will get you to Fly Navy Heritage Trust.