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Re: Aircraft crash

Post by PaulinBont » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:12 am

Hello Al,

Same one!

The pilot's last r/t message was to request clearance to undertake low-level manoeuvres. An early use of the Mach Loop perhaps?

When the USAF F15's from Lakenheath enter the 'Loop' nowadays , you can see them dipping their wings to a fallen comrade as they fly up over the 'Mach Gap' and down to the Cross Foxes.

Interestingly, 3km to the East is a Jü 88, luckily the Luftwaffe pilot made a soft landing and followed the stream down to Gelli - Ddolen farmhouse where the farmer made him a cup of tea whilst they waited for the local policeman to come from Dolgellau to pick him up; the pilot had dropped his Lüger whilst crossing the stream......it's probably still in there :)
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Re: Aircraft crash

Post by PaulinBont » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:25 am

We also visited Lancaster W4326 'C- Charlie' on Dolwen Hill.The farmer at Dolwen farm was quite happy for us to ride up over his track to get near it:



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Re: Aircraft crash

Post by PaulinBont » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:35 am

If you are ever down this way, I'll take you up to see Lancaster W4929, which is not far from Sennybridge.
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Re: Aircraft crash

Post by PaulinBont » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:39 am

Badly- bent crank
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Re: Aircraft crash

Post by PaulinBont » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:41 am

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Re: Aircraft crash

Post by PaulinBont » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:42 am

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