Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Uttoxeter Crash Site
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig
We walked the banks of the River Dove near Uttoxeter between Crakemarsh and Combridge, where we had previously heard there was due to be a wreck site excavation around now.
No sign of anything, though the bridges and footpaths in the area were pretty comprehensively blocked, so we couldn't follow our planned search route. This is apparently all too common in Staffs. We will be having a word with their rights of way complaints department.
We do not know the identity of the aircraft. We have found reports of many 'planes crashed in this general area, but none close to the given location.
Alan Clark says he knows the identity of the plane but would rather not say. He tells us that several previous requests to "recover" the wreck have been refused by the landowner, and that none of the usual suspects are admitting involvement in the dig. Even more secrecy than usual. And as ever, a certain amount of ner ner ner ner ner.
Approximate location:SK 100 370