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G2337. On December the 2nd 1962 when the LP shaft failed, the turbine siezed and stopped causing the blades to fly out cutting the airframe in half and causing a catastrophic fire that destroyed the engine and the aircraft.
PublisherBristol Siddeley
ContributorRolls-Royce Heritage Trust
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Siddeley
Datecreation - 1962-12-02
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 155 mm
dimension.W - 210 mm
SourceRolls-Royce Heritage Trust
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton, South Gloucestershire
RightsRolls-Royce plc