Record-breaking speedboat Bluebird is restored 51 years after crash that killed driver Donald Campbell

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RECORD-breaking speedboat Bluebird is fully restored — and will take to the water 51 years after the crash that killed driver Donald Campbell.

Campbell, 45, was killed in 1967 when the Bluebird K7 flipped over while traveling at above 300mph.

 The high-speed boat lay at the bottom of Coniston Water in the Lake District for more than 30 years

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The high-speed boat lay at the bottom of Coniston Water in the Lake District for more than 30 years
 Donald was attempting to break his own record of 276mph and hit over 300mph when he crashed

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Donald was attempting to break his own record of 276mph and hit over 300mph when he crashed
 Donald Campbell's remains were finally located at the bottom of Coniston Water in 2001

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Donald Campbell’s remains were finally located at the bottom of Coniston Water in 2001
 A dedicated team are preparing to launch the craft once more on the Isle of Bute's Loch Fad next week for crew training and handling trials

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A dedicated team are preparing to launch the craft once more on the Isle of Bute’s Loch Fad next week for crew training and handling trials
 The restoration project on the wreckage of the Bluebird K7 has taken 17 years

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The restoration project on the wreckage of the Bluebird K7 has taken 17 years

The high-speed boat lay at the bottom of Coniston Water in the Lake District for more than 30 years.

The 300mph craft was raised from Coniston Water in the Lake District in 2001.

It will be launched on the Isle of Bute’s Loch Fad next week for handling trials.

Donald Campbell’s Bluebird boat restoration after being recovered from Coniston Water in 2001



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