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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Halifax JD417 Revisit

A revisit to the crash site of Halifax JD417 to return the Gyro I found some time back to the mountain, on the way down  I choose a different route and was lucky to find this small group of parts some distance from the actual crash site

Anson EG129 , Pen-y-Groes

A full day out on the hills , this is the Marsh where Anson EG129 of 9 (O)AFU crashed on the 1-3-1943 near Llieur Fawr Farm, Pen-y-Groes after suffering engine failure with the sad loss of all 5 crew .
The plane fell into a very boggy area and much may remain hidden below the surface but deff one for the digger
Crew lost =
LAC Oscar Brayshay
LAC Norman W French
LAC Alwyn T J Phillips
Sgt Phillip Saer

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Hawker Hunter XG204,Rhosneigr

Out with the dogs and to find a couple of local crashes this one in Rhosneigr and now under housing is the site of the crash of Hawker Hunter XG204 on the 15/08/1969 the plane struck the ground [by the big house] shortly after take off from R.A.F. Valley only about 3/4 mile away, sadly the The Lebanese pilot Officer Cadet Y.Chamseddine was lost .
other picture is XG204 at 4 FTS Valley