Saturday 28 March 2015 05:12 UTC
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Chipmunk and 150 on their backs. 172 crushed wingtip. Bulldog minus a rudder. Bolkow Junior with flaps and ailerons at jaunty angles. Spoke with Coastguard chap who'd come in from Stornoway in an S92 - said they were covering for the Navy Seakings who couldn't engage rotors due to wind strength. Glasgow Atis gave 56G81kt at around 0800 this morning.
Its a privately owned C172. Fortunately all TAFC aircraft are always hangared and are ok.
I would attach a pic but "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached."
That's awful news. To last as long as that one must have and then for it to get wrecked by a bit of wind is so sad. They are not rare aeroplanes, but not that common either and they are a bit special. And now they are a lttle bit rarer.
Sent from my Bardic lamp held out of the window of a Churnet Valley signal box.
It's sad about the planes, but thankfully only two deaths and very few casualties from yesterday. It could have been a lot worse, and being a Bank Holiday in Scotland yesterday might have helped as a lot of people were at home.
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