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Avro Anson EG686 | by pasujoba
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Avro Anson EG686

Flying out of RAF Cark (nr Cartmel ) on a night navigation exercise the aircraft crashed into the South -Eastern flank of Swirl How .

All three of the crew members were killed .

They were :

Sgt. K.M. Snelling Pilot

Sgt. K.J.Brettell Co-Pilot

Sgt. W.W. Younger Air Gunner


This area is dotted with crash sites , some famous such as the Halifax LL505 which hit the summit of Great Carrs much of which can be found below Swirl How on the Northern flank in a coombe called Broad Slack and others whose exsistance are almost spurious in that the exact location of the sites have yet to be located such as Hurricane AG 275 , an unknown Spitfire that was found close to this very Anson during the search for the Anson and another unknown aircraft upon the Old Man of Coniston whose engine is alleged to still be in the tarn . Low Water !

Here is a short video of our finding and travel down the wreckage trail from this crash site .

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Taken on June 2, 2012