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Image number
MPX5128927
Title
RAF Mountain Rescue and Police search for the wreckage of a crashed light aircraft. The wreckage of a war lies beneath the soft earth of the Cheviot slopes. Consciously ignored by the censored Press of World War Two dozens of planes plunged to their destruction and sank into bogs. More than 25 - both Allied and German - are beneath the marshy soil and their names bear out the aggression of war: Spitfire, Flying Fortress, Swordfish... But when the war ended, the accidents stopped. In the 30 years since the war there had only been two air crashes over the misty hills, this Tuesday's nosedive into Hedgehope Hill was one of them. But rumours persist about the strange weather conditions and freak disturbances between St Abb's Head, where the men went off course and the Cheviots. Does the North have a Bermuda Triangle of its own ? As Department of Trade Inspectors stood by in Wooler to begin examining the Piper Cherokee wreckage, experts answered unequivocally: No ! The aircraft, that was flying from Edinburgh to Sunderland and crashed on the 2,348 ft. Hedgehope Hill is pictured, 14/02/1979 (b/w photo)
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photograph
Date
1979 AD (C20th AD)
Description
RAF Mountain Rescue and Police search for the wreckage of a crashed light aircraft. The wreckage of a war lies beneath the soft earth of the Cheviot slopes. Consciously ignored by the censored Press of World War Two dozens of planes plunged to their destruction and sank into bogs. More than 25 - both Allied and German - are beneath the marshy soil and their names bear out the aggression of war: Spitfire, Flying Fortress, Swordfish... But when the war ended, the accidents stopped. In the 30 years since the war there had only been two air crashes over the misty hills, this Tuesday's nosedive into Hedgehope Hill was one of them. But rumours persist about the strange weather conditions and freak disturbances between St Abb's Head, where the men went off course and the Cheviots. Does the North have a Bermuda Triangle of its own ? As Department of Trade Inspectors stood by in Wooler to begin examining the Piper Cherokee wreckage, experts answered unequivocally: No ! The aircraft, that was flying from Edinburgh to Sunderland and crashed on the 2,348 ft. Hedgehope Hill is pictured, 14/02/1979
Photo credit
© Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
20th century / 20 century / XX century / XXth century / twentieth century / 20 20th xx xxth twentieth century / 20 20th xx xxth century / 20 20th 20th XX XXth 20th century / c20th / 1970s / 70s / seventies / aircraft / aviation / air force / airforce / military aviation / plane / airplane / transport / photography / black and white / photo / photos / photograph / 20 20th XX XXth century / Photography / Seventies
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Large 3761 × 2765 px 318 × 234 mm 1 MB
Medium 1024 × 753 px 87 × 64 mm 0 MB
Small 600 × 441 px 51 × 37 mm 0 MB
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