With reference to photos of ZK AYZ I haven't read the post on the subject but am surprised with the reference to it.The police arranged for the army to detonate the remains of the aircraft I understand around 1964 as trampers etc were climbing up to the aircraft and removing different items from it. My late husband was the captain.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 16, 2010 14:54:36 GMT 12
Welcome Melta. Yes, my father had said the same thing to me, that the army had covered it over. He reckoned one reason was it could be seen glinting in the sunlight from the air and from some roads. I think the police had been getting a few calls about it.
According to Richard Waughs book the SAS did detonate the cliff above the wreck, but because of the shape of the ravine it lay in, only the front half, which was mainly the burnt out fuselage, actually got covered. The remainder of the wreck was displaced, but sections of both wings and the tail were uncovered. the book has a series of photos taken over the years showing how the bush has reclaimed it.
If it was supposed to be easy. everyone would be doing it...