Originally uploaded by wreckhunter
The few sad remains at the crash site of Mosquito W4088. This site has been plundered by diggers, albeit with MOD permission.
And what has become of the items "recovered"?Are they perhaps to be found at Duxford, or some other well-known and visited museum? Are they part of a rebuild? Was the recovery operation a scientific project which produced a useful report in some peer-reviewed scientific journal? Nope, none of the above. The engine has passed through many hands on its way to being a garden ornament in Somerset, and some other parts were melted down to make little model aircraft-see here.
Nice work lads. That's some great "rescuing". If Mountain Rescue shared your view of what constitutes rescue, you wouldn't want to get stuck on a mountain, in case they they added your skull to their rockery, or melted you down for down for glue.
There are some undercarriage remains and oleos a little down the hill, but time did not permit us to see them this time. Matt ZX photographed them earlier this year though.
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