Avro Lancaster TX264

Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross, Highland

 
     
 
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PAGE 1-E:   More Wreckage at the Impact Point and Entrance to Fuselage Gully

 

 

 

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Aircraft: Avro Lancaster TX264 on Beinn Eighe

 

 

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Wreckage at the Entrance to Fuselage Gully (from above)

 

 

BELOW: Inacessible wreckage part — except for rock climbers or mountaineers!

 

I was not mad enough to try and reach this piece! [Gary]

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another piece of inacessible wreckage (red arrow).

 

Another piece I was not mad enough to try and reach (red arrow).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This piece was also in a precarious position.

 

This piece was also in a precarious position.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: In addition to the larger wreckage, there was small components like this scattered everywhere.

 

In addition to the larger wreckage, there was small components like this scattered everywhere.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Entering 'Fuselage Gully' from above. A propeller and other wreckage lies here (red arrow).

 

This part of the gully is hazardous and is suitable only for rock climbers.

 

Entering 'Fuselage Gully' from above. A propeller and other wreckage lies here (red arrow).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Reaching the wreckage in this part of the gully is best described as an 'interesting scramble'.

 

Reaching the wreckage in this part of the gully is best described as an 'interesting scramble'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The other bank of cylinders from the 4th Merlin engine.

 

The other bank of cylinders from the 4th Merlin engine.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the engine remains.

 

Another view of the engine remains.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: There is large sections of fuselage skinning trapped under the boulders.

 

There is large sections of fuselage skinning trapped under the boulders.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The third prop of the day.

 

One blade is jammed in boulders the other is caught around the tailfin and rudder. It is not as securely wedged as rock climbers have described and I certainly wouldn't like to belay off it as some rock climbers do!! [Gary]

 

The third prop of the day.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of the third propeller and hub.

 

A closer view of the third propeller and hub.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the third propeller.

 

Another view of the third propeller.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another gear cog similar to the one at the entrance to 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

This photo shows how the third blade of the prop is not jammed against anything.

 

Another gear cog similar to the one at the entrance to 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: One of the the tail fins and rudder. (Propeller in foreground.)

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another radiator / oil cooler.

 

Another radiator/oil cooler.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (examples in next few photos): There is tons of stuff amongst the boulders.

 

(next few photos): There is tons of stuff amongst the boulders.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: What looks like a large lump of wing flap.

 

What looks like a large lump of wing flap.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: More of the fuselage or tail.

 

More of the fuselage or tail.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

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BELOW: Most of the wreckage has backlogged against an obstruction here.

 

Most of the wreckage has backlogged against an obstruction here.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The tailwheel, overhanging a 9.1m (30ft) drop.

 

The tailwheel, overhanging a 30ft drop.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next two photos): Manufacterer's plates (yellow arrows in second photo).

 

Manufacterer's plates.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Green arrow indicates part of code number stencilled on airframe.

 

Manufacterer's plates.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next two photos): Wiring and piping underneath a large lump of wreckage.

 

(next two photos): Wiring and piping underneath a large lump of wreckage.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

piping.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This piece which is buried under wreckage appears to have a piece of faded RAF roundel on it (red arrow).

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Possibly, a bomb release shackle?

 

Possibly, a bomb release shackle?

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another radiator.

 

Another radiator.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Heavily corroded section of wreckage.

 

Heavily corroded section of wreckage.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Close up of the gears on the end of the engine.

 

Close up of the gears on the end of the engine.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Wreckage strewn down the gully.

 

Wreckage strewn down the gully.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next two photos): On the way back up out of the gully.

 

(next two photos): On the way back up out of the gully.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Ascending the gully. Wreckage part shown by red arrow. More wreckage further down the gully.

 

Ascending the gully. Wreckage part shown by red arrow.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next few photos): Stuff scattered around on the slightly less steep area climbing out of 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

(next few photos): Stuff scattered around on the slightly less steep area climbing out of 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Yet another radiator / oil cooler.

 

Yet another radiator / oil cooler.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Piece of spar similar to the piece in the boulders that is shown on Page 1-C.

 

Piece of spar similar to the piece in the boulders.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 


 

 

More Wreckage at the Impact Point

 

 

BELOW: The area up top of 'Fuselage Gully' around the impact site.

 

The area up top of 'Fuselage Gully' around the impact site.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: More wreckage around the impact site.

 

More wreckage around the impact site.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: One of the larger wreckage sections found around the impact site.

 

One of the larger wreckage sections found around the impact site.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Larger radiators (red arrows).

 

Larger radiators.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Many small pieces of wreckage can be found around the impact point (red arrows).

 

Many small pieces of wreckage can be found around the impact point (red arrows).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Fragmented parts.

 

Fragmented parts.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: What looked like a rations tin with peelable lid still in place.

 

What looked like a rations tin with peelable lid still in place.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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