E.E. Canberra WJ615

Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Grampians

 
     
 
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PAGE 2:  Search, Investigation and Recovery Photos (1956)

 

NOTE: All photos shown below were taken by the RAF during the recovery operation. These photos were kindly made available by Alan Clark of Peak District Air Accident Research and are used here by permission. 

 

 


 

 

RIGHT: A Royal Navy Westland Dragonfly helicopter.

 

Together with Mountain Rescue Teams (MRT's), the Royal Navy was involved in this search and rescue (recovery) operation.

 

 



 

 

BELOW: The RN Search and Rescue Team with their Westland Dragonfly helicopter.

A Royal Navy Westland Dragonfly helicopter that was involved in the recovery operation

Photo provided by Alan Clark


Royal Navy Search and Rescue Team

Photo provided by Alan Clark



BELOW: Fighting blizzard conditions, one of the search teams arrive at the snow-covered Canberra crash site on Carn an t-Sagairt Mòr in November 1956.

 

one of the search teams making their way across the hills 

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 

 

 part of a wing from the Canberra

ABOVE: Part of a wing from the Canberra

Photo provided by Alan Clark 




BELOW: The rear section of one of the two Rolls-Royce Avon jet engines from the Canberra.

rear section of rolls-royce avon jet engine

Photo provided by Alan Clark 


another view of a  jet engine rear section

ABOVE: Another view of a jet engine (rear section only).
 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 





BELOW: Front section of one of the jet engines—apparently, without blades.

Enlarged view of one of the jet engines - front section

Photo provided by Alan Clark 




BELOW: Another section from one of the two turbojet engines.

another section of one of the turbojet engines 

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 

 

 

 

 

the rear section of the second turbojet engine 

 

ABOVE: The rear section of the second turbojet engine

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 

 


 

BELOW: Front section of the second Rolls-Royce Avon turbojet engine

 

front section of second turbojet engine

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 

 

 

 

 

part of the canberra's tailplane

 

ABOVE: Part of the Canberra's tailplane or empennage
 

Photo provided by Alan Clark


BELOW: An almost unrecognisable part of a wing

severely damaged part of wing

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 


 

another view of one of the wings 

 

ABOVE: Another view of one of the wings

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark




BELOW: Part of the Canberra's wing viewed from another angle

 

Canberra wing from another angle 

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 


 



tip of mainplane or main wing showing raf roundel 

ABOVE: Tip of mainplane or main wing from the Canberra, showing the RAF roundel


Photo provided by Alan Clark




BELOW: This view of the main wing shows part of the RAF code, WJ 615

enlarged view of main wing

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark




BELOW: Part of a wing flap assembly

a section from the wing flap assembly

Photo provided by Alan Clark 


 
part of jet engine nacelle or cowling

ABOVE:  Part of jet engine nacelle or cowling

Photo provided by Alan Clark 


 

BELOW: Unidentified section of wreckage

 

unidentified wreckage part 

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 

 



a landing gear assembly 

ABOVE: One of the Canberra's hydraulic landing gear assemblies.

Photo provided by Alan Clark 

 



BELOW: Examination of the Canberra's cockpit

examination of the canberra's cockpit

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 

 
canberra's altimeter 

ABOVE The Canberra's altimeter

Photo provided by Alan Clark



BELOW: Closer view of the Canberra's cockpit

closer view of the canberra's cockpit

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 

 



BELOW: View of wreckage showing severe weather conditions encountered initially by the search, investigation and recovery teams

view showing severe weather conditions during search and recovery

Photo provided by Alan Clark 

 


team members examining some mangled wreckage

ABOVE:  With some improvement in weather conditions, team members inspect some mangled wreckage from the Canberra

Photo provided by Alan Clark


 

BELOW: An overview of the crash site on Carn an t-Sagairt Mòr, with some wreckage in the foreground 

 

overview of crash site on ben more with wreckage in foreground 

 

Photo provided by Alan Clark 

 



BELOW: Part of the widely-scattered debris field

part of the widely-scattered debris field

Photo provided by Alan Clark 


one of the search teams on ben more

ABOVE: One of the search teams on Carn an t-Sagairt Mòr

Photo provided by Alan Clark

 


 

 

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PAGE 1   Main page for this aircraft.

 

PAGE 1-B  Scattered wreckage found between Fafernie and Carn an t-Sagairt Beag.

 

PAGE 1-C  Wreckage found while ascending Carn an t-Sagairt Mòr.

 

PAGE 1-D  Plateau and summit of Carn an t-Sagairt Mòr.

 

PAGE 1-E  Main wreckage found near summit.

 

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Search, Investigation and Recovery Photos (1956)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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