RAF Consolidated Catalina, Yell, Shetland

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[Picture from wikipedia.org]

OS 10-figure grid ref (GPS):

HU 48183 85314

This wreck site lies on featureless moorland on the island of Yell, Shetland, at an altitude of about 100m. A memorial to the crew who died in the crash also lies at the site.

The site consists of a single area of debris, the largest parts being the remains of the wing and an engine in a scar, with the second engine lying just outside the scar. Other parts of wreckage lie some distance away from the main site.

A propellor blade from the aircraft is situated on a memorial to the crash in the nearby village of Burravoe. The crew members who were killed in the crash are buried in a graveyard in nearby Hamnavoe.

The PDAAR website has information and photos of the crash site here

These pictures were taken in June 2019.


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