Vulcan grounded by fuel tank leak

The last remaining flying Vulcan XH558 lands at Robin Hood Airport. Picture: Kev Pointon
The last remaining flying Vulcan XH558 lands at Robin Hood Airport. Picture: Kev Pointon

The world’s last remaining flying Vulcan bomber has been grounded again - after one of its fuel tanks developed a leak.

The legendary aircraft, which is based at Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport, was due to take part in two displays on Sunday at Shoreham and Bournemouth but the displays were axed after the fault was discovered.

A spokesman for Vulcan To The Sky Trust, which maintains XH558 said: “We are obviously all extremely upset by this, but safety is our number one concern.”

The plane’s next scheduled flight is at RAF Leuchars on Saturday.