Thursday, August 13, 2009

Light Aircraft Crash

You'll probably have seen the news about the light aircraft which crashed in Dundee yesterday.  Luckily the pilot was OK.  I heard about this last night and this morning I took the opportunity to bike up to the golf course where it happened and take a few snaps before the plane gets removed.





And here's a link to what the aircraft was like in better times.  One of my hobbies is looking at newspaper archives in the local library.  I am absolutely sure that this isn't the first time an aircraft has crashed in Caird Park, the other time being in the 1940s.  However despite trawling through my notes, I can't find any reference to it.  Does anyone know for sure?

Update:
I was right.  The Evening Telegraph website now reports that a Hurricane had crashed in Caird Park on July 28th, 1943.  Damn, now if only I'd found my note I could have been the first on the web with this snippet of info.

2 comments:

Mark said...

I am absolutely sure that this isn't the first time an aircraft has crashed in Caird Park, the other time being in the 1940s. However despite trawling through my notes, I can't find any reference to it. Does anyone know for sure?


Perhaps you are thinking of Rudolf Hess...? :)

Snap2Grid said...

Nope. I definitely wasn't. :)