Saturday, 12 February 2011

Piper Pa38 Tomahawk G-TOMS

We had a day out on Pen-y-fan in the Brecon Beacons yesterday. We hadn't been up it before- despite being the highest peak in South Wales, it's a pretty lightweight mountain.

It has what is more or less a metalled road all the way up, and consequently on a Saturday it's more heavily trafficked than our High Street.

Near the summit this crashed light aircraft (downed in the first snows last November) still lies, awaiting collection by the air accident investigators.

The pilot walked down the mountain after making this landing and hitched a lift to hospital with his minor cuts and bruises. Witnesses report that he had difficulty making himself believed about his situation.

Inside the cabin, all of the avionics are still there, except the central instrument.

Was this his GPS? Or was it his radio, and some pikeys have visited the wreck?

Some wag has scraped "POLICE AWARE!" into the paint of the fuselage.

It's pikeys then-wonder what that radio looks like in their pimped out metro?

Location: SO 00503 20720

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