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Donald Campbell Killed in Water Speed Record Attempt

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Uploaded on Oct 6, 2011

Donald Campbell Killed in Water Speed Record Attempt. Campbell was a British speed record breaker who is the only person to have set both world water and land speed records in the same year (1964). On 4th January 1967, Campbell was killed whilst attempting to set another water speed record in his 'Bluebird K7'. He had already set seven water speed records between 1955 and 1964 with speed increases from 216mph to 276.33mph. The accident happened on Coniston Water, Lancashire, England. The Bluebird surpassed 320mph but as she did so she gradually lifted from the water before somersaulting out of control. Campbell was killed instantly.

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