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Report - Short Sunderland Crash Site - Donegal, June 2014.

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by tablets, Jun 24, 2014.

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    On 31st January 1944 the Sunderland flying boat DW 110, 228 Squadron, Castle Archdale crashed at Bluestack Mountains near Brockagh, Co. Donegal. Seven airmen were killed. The plane was coming into land at the RAF base at Lough Erne in cloudy weather. It clipped the mountain side and crahsed spreading debris over a large area down this hillside. The republic of Ireland was officially neutral during world war 2, however a base had been set up for planes to fly missions over the atlantic.

    The link below gives an account of Sgt. Jim Gilchrist, one of the surviors of the crash. He died in February 2008.

    Sgt J K Gilchrist - Sunderland DW110

    Below is what a short sunderland seaplane looks like;
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    The explore was a part of a walk I took through the mountains on a recent trip to Ireland.

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    Hillside where the crash happened. Plane wreckeage was strewn all the way down the hill.


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    Thanks for looking! :thumb









     

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