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Vickers Wellington in Glen Affric

In August 06 I set off on a humungous 27 mile slog to bag a couple of remote Munros in Glen Affric and hopefully visit the wreck of a Wellington in the vicinity. Well, after a very long cycle/walk and the climbing of the two Munros I was very much in two minds as to whether to visit the wreck as fatigue was beginning to set in and I still had to return by the same route I came in. In the end I'm glad I walked that extra mile as the wreck was pretty good with both engines and one of the props still at the scene. The plane came down in February 1942 with luckily all the crew baling out after the failure of one engine.

The shattered remains of a propeller blade I spotted outside the Alltbeithe Hostel on my way to climbing the days Munros.

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Myself at the crash site about 1 km away, set the camera self timer then run like crazy to the propeller and hold it up!.

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One of the radial engines with all but one of the cylinders detached, the other cylinders are scattered throughout the site.

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The crash crater and main area of scattered debris.

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An interesting piece of debris, possibly part of the propeller shaft?

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