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Historic Lancaster bomber departs for England

Vintage aircraft leaves Hamilton, Ont.; will participate in two-month run of air shows

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Crews work to find and repair a problem in one of the engines of the Warplane Heritage Museum's Andrew Mynarski Memorial Lancaster after engine problems forced the crew to delay their take-off from Hamilton, Ontario on August 4, 2014.

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Lancaster pilots, Captains Don Schofield, left, and Andy Dobson, do their walk-around of the Warplane Heritage Museum's Andrew Mynarski Memorial Lancaster before boarding her for take-off in Hamilton, Ontario on August 4, 2014.

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Lancaster pilot, Captain Don Schofield, hugs his wife Loretta before boarding the aircraft for take-off in Hamilton, Ontario on August 4, 2014. The Warplane Heritage Museum's Andrew Mynarski Memorial Lancaster was scheduled to take off at 10am on the first leg of it's journey to Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador enroute to England.

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Lancaster pilot, Capt. Don Schofield walks away from the Warplane Heritage Museum's Andrew Mynarski Memorial Lancaster after engine problems forced the crew to delay their take-off .

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Firetrucks do a traditional wash-down of the Warplane Heritage Museum's Andrew Mynarski Memorial Lancaster as it is towed to it's take-off runway in Hamilton, Ontario on August 4, 2014.

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Guests waved good-bye to the Warplane Heritage Museum's Andrew Mynarski Memorial Lancaster as it is pulled away from the hangar before its departure in Hamilton, Ontario on August 4, 2014.

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The Warplane Heritage Museum's Andrew Mynarski Memorial Lancaster Bomber is towed to it's take-off runway in Hamilton, Ontario on August 4, 2014.

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Several mechanics and engineers work on an engine of the Warplane Heritage Museum's Andrew Mynarski Memorial Lancaster after engine problems forced the crew to delay their take-off from Hamilton, Ontario on August 4, 2014.

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Co-pilot, Capt. Andy Dobson, near, and pilot, Capt. Don Schofield, sit in the cockpit of the Warplane Heritage Museum's Andrew Mynarski Memorial Lancaster as it is towed back toward the hangar in Hamilton, Ontario on August 4, 2014.

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The Avro Lancaster departs from Hamilton John Munro Airport for RAF Coningsby, England where it will participate in a two month tour of air shows with the only other flying Lancaster.

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