People Puzzled by Sight of Crashed Star Wars X-wing Craft in British Town—Here’s What Happened

Petr Svab
By Petr Svab
March 31, 2018World News
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People Puzzled by Sight of Crashed Star Wars X-wing Craft in British Town—Here’s What Happened
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Citizens of Doncaster, England, were recently treated to a puzzling sight—it appeared to be a crash site of small aircraft, specifically a spitting image of the X-Wing starfighter from the “Star Wars” movies.

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The 21-foot craft looked battered and was sitting stationary in a field with a trench running behind it, suggesting a rather rough landing.

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Soon, a crowd of people started to congregate, trying to figure out what was going on.

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Then, lights on the outside of the craft suddenly started to flash, making people jump back.

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That is how the situation was described by a local resident, Richard Butler, 65.

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Richard Butler. (SWNS)

He knew a thing or two about the mysterious craft and approached the crowd to explain.

For the past year, Butler worked with his youngest son, Prince, 15, on a very special project. So far it has cost over $1,100, but the result is impressive—a life-sized replica of a T-65 X-wing starfighter with the AA-589 designation, the ship piloted by Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” movie trilogy.

“I’m really pleased with the way it has turned out—I’ve built a lot of other things including Daleks [mutant androids from the ‘Doctor Who’ television series]—but all the grand kids absolutely love to ride in it when they come to visit,” Butler said.

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Retired actor, Ricky Butler, 65, and his son, Prince, 15, with a full-scale model of an X-Wing fighter. (SWNS)

Butler, a retired actor, said he’d be eventually willing to sell the creation.

“It needs to be seen to be believed—every man has his price and I would be willing to sell it to the highest bidder,” he said. “However, for the moment, the grandkiddies are still having too much fun.

“Maybe later in the year I shall see if a buyer is available.”

 

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