The 1950s airplane abandoned at Gatwick airport


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4 Jun 2021
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Only 50 Handley Page Dart Heralds were ever made, there's only 4 left in existence and 3 are in museums, so having this piece of history, registration G-CEXP, wasting away is a big shame. Looks in good condition too, should scrub up nicely with a really good clean and I hope it's saved.

A classic plane dating back to the 1950s is in danger of being scrapped unless £60,000 can be raised to restore it. The Handley Page Dart Herald, which last flew in 1994, is currently decaying in a field at the perimeter of Gatwick Airport - but a charity called the UK Heritage Aviation Trust (UKHAT) is trying to preserve it and have it moved to a museum.

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