The Death of Pelican 16
Pelican 16 was one of eight Avro Shackletons commissioned by the South African Air Force in 1957. In 1993 a Shackleton enthusiast came up with an ambitious plan to restore one of these now decommissioned aircraft and turn it into a flying museum. Early 1994, after 10 years on the ground and two years of restoration work, she flew again. An invitation to participate in the summer Airshow circuit in the UK saw Pelican 16 leaving Cape Town for the UK but then in the dead of the blackest night, high over the Western Sahara, the unthinkable happened. the aircraft and its crew went down. In thin highly-acclaimed documentary the remarkable story is told by the men who dared to dream. See footage as it was recorded by the crew as the story unfolded.
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