Avro Lancaster TX264

Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross, Highland

 
     
 
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PAGE 1-D:   Wreckage in Fuselage Gully and at Impact Point

 

 

 

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Aircraft: Avro Lancaster TX264 on Beinn Eighe

 

 

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Wreckage in Fuselage Gully

 

 

BELOW: This small pump is right at the entrance to 'Fuselage Gully', amongst a pile of boulders (red arrow).

 

These boulders looked like they have recently emptied out of 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

This small pump is right at the entrance to 'Fuselage Gully', amongst a pile of boulders.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Manufacturer's model and serial numbers are embossed on the pump casing.

 

Manufacturer's model and serial numbers are embossed on the pump casing.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of the pump.

 

A closer view of the pump.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: There was a lot less big boulders up the gully than on my previous visits. Most of them seemed to have collected behind a very large boulder at the entrance to the gully and behind a couple of large boulders halfway up this section of gully.

 

On the positive side, this had uncovered a lot of parts I did not see on my previous visits; but, on the negative side, it made negotiating the gully far more treacherous as the smaller stones and scree that were left was far more unstable and there was a lot more wet moss to scramble over. [Gary Nelson]

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: On my first expediton up the gully the only part visible was a prop hub, but this time there was a lot of wreckage like this.

 

On my first expediton up the gully the only part visible was a prop hub, but this time there was a lot of wreckage like this.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The prop hub that I photographed on my visit in 1997. It is now much further down the gully, almost at the entrance.

 

The prop hub that I photographed on my visit in 1997.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The prop hub shown in relation to the gully entrance.

 

The prop hub shown in relation to the gully entrance.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Remains of a carburrettor.

 

Remains of a carburrettor.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Carburrettor showing butterfly valves.

 

Carburrettor showing butterfly valves.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the carburrettor.

 

Another view of the carburrettor.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another small pump in 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

another small pump in 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The carburrettor from further up (red arrow).

 

The sheer vertical sides of 'Fuselage Gully' is evident in this photo.

 

The carburrettor from further up.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Wreckage nearing the top of the gully (red arrow).

 

Wreckage nearing the top of the gully (red arrow).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Near the top of the gully another gully branches off at 90 degrees.

 

Although it is possible to climb up this gully, it is not possible to get past the point where the prop and tail are wedged in the rocks without climbing gear. I therefore had to exit this part of the gully behind where I took this photo and take the long way around to the top. [Gary Nelson]

 

Near the top of the gully another gully branches of a 90 degrees.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The view from between the Triple Buttress and Sail Mhor.

 

The view from between the Triple Buttress and Sail Mhor.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Skirting around the western side of the Triple Buttress, overlooking Liathach.

 

Skirting around the western side of the Triple Buttress, overlooking Liathach.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

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Wreckage at Impact Point

 

 

BELOW: The impact point of the Lancaster (red arrow), above 'Fuselage Gully', with Sail Mhor in the background.

 

The impact point of the Lancaster (red arrow), above 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of the impact point.

 

A closer view of the impact point.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: There is a lot of wreckage at the impact point.

 

There is a lot of wreckage at the impact point.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The impact point overlooking the top of 'Fuselage Gully'. (Gully indicated by yellow arrow.)

 

The impact point overlooking the top of 'Fuselage Gully'. (Gully indicated by yellow arrow.)

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: There is a lot of compressed and mangled wreckage at this point and it appears a lot is also buried here.

 

There is a lot of compressed and mangled wreckage at this point.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Compressed aluminium section. This piece of wreckage says a lot about the crash.

 

Compressed aluminium section.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Mangled wreckage heaped together.

 

Mangled wreckage heaped together.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the mangled wreckage.

 

Another view of the mangled wreckage.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Large piece of spar.

 

Large piece of spar.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The whole area is littered with large parts like this.

 

The whole area is littered with large parts like this.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Part of the rocker cover from one of the engines (red arrow).

 

Part of the rocker cover from one of the engines (red arrow).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Main undercarriage legs.

 

Main undercarriage legs.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: One of the engine bearers and firewall still attached to a wing spar hang precariously over 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

One of the engine bearers and firewall still attached to a wing spar hang precariously over 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of the engine bearers and firewall.

 

 A closer view of the engine bearers and firewall.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A pump of some description which has cracked apart.

 

A pump of some description which has cracked apart.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Long section of spar.

 

Long section of spar.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The long spar section and engine bearers together.

 

The long spar section and engine bearers together.<

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Electrical connector with wires in braided sheathing still attached.

 

Electrical connector with wires in braided sheathing still attached.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A crankshaft journal from one of the engines.

 

A crankshaft journal from one of the engines.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A piece of engine casing.

 

A piece of engine casing.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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