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Vickers Wellington near Bynack More

In August 08 Flash and myself set off to examine a wreck which was something a mystery to us, armed with just the grid ref for the wreck (thanks to Stick Ballard for that) and our trusty GPS we headed off to a seldom trodden piece of boggy hillside. After a four mile trek we got to the site and we weren't disappointed! Substantial wreckage was strewn over a wide area. On return from the site we contacted some of our fellow wreck hunters and the wreck was identified as a definitely a Wellington which was my initial thought when first arriving at the site. The plane crashed on the fifteenth of August 1944 with the loss of the six crew (thanks to Jim Corbett of www.acia.co.uk for this info).    

Myself in the main crash site area holding one of the pistons from the single radial engine we found at the site.

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Close up of the shattered engine.

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Flash at one of the other areas of extensive debris seen here holding a camouflaged piece of the skin.

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Myself with a slightly larger camouflaged section.

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Flash ponders the main area of debris trying to figure out the aircraft involved.

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A close up of one of the cockpit lights clearly indicated as such.

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