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Avro Lancaster Bomber Remains at the Triple Buttress

In the Autumn of 99 Flash and myself visited the site of this crash. This Lancaster came to grief in 1951 on Beinn Eighe during an exercise. The aircraft actually embedded itself into the cliffside at the Triple Buttress and was blown out by dynamite later. A large amount of wreckage still remains strewn among the scree beside Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair. The day we went we sampled classic west coast weather ie it bucketed down the whole time which accounts for our bedraggled appearance!

Flash looks to the heavens and prays for the rain to abate, alas to no avail!

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Myself standing beside one of the two wheels.

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Myself posing beside the only remaining propeller.

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A very wet Flash examines one of the four Merlin engines.

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Flash climbs down to look at  a wing section.

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