A Plane Cache Traditional Geocache
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This really is a cache in the wilds. Proper walking gear should be used ie boots,waterproofs,provisions etc. Easy to get caught out with the weather. Allow a good 4'ish hours to get there.
The preferable route is through Burnhead Farm and follow the forestry road until the road splits after 2.3k ( see ref. point ), take the right fork, this leads onto a quad track. Follow this track till just before crossing the river, break right and follow the arrow, keep to the higher ground with the river on your left.
Please note the cache is not in the visitors ammo box but you will find a hint there.
This cache page is a sort of work in progress.Cache is a small lock -lock type box with small swaps.Logbook marked ' Lost Fighters ' but thought of better name on return walk
Wreckage is quite substantial and well worth the walk. The plane has been identified as a Douglas B-26 Invader and crashed mid august 1956
It crashed on a ferry flight to Free French Air Force for use in Indo China . It was flying to France via Iceland and Prestwick.Reported as instrument failure as cause of crash??
Both American crew were killed: Pilot Edgar J Flannagan and Nav. Wayne A Taylor.
As soon as myself or Big Rab get more info it will be updated.
Please remember 2 pilots died here and it is in some ways an unofficial memorial. Please do not remove any wreckage.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ :- In the United Kingdom, regardless
of nationality or the date of crash, all military aircraft crash sites
are protected in the Protection of Military Remains Act. Under the
act, passed into law in 1986 it is a criminal offense for anyone without a
license to tamper with, damage, move, remove or unearth any part of a
crashed military aircraft "
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