Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Big Dig Unearths Plane Parts

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Big Dig Unearths Plane Parts

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Plans are going ahead for a memorial to six airmen killed in a wartime crash.

Parts of an RAF bomber dug up are to go on a memorial at the village of Greenhaugh in the Northumberland National Park.

A propellor blade and other parts of the Wellington bomber were unearthed at the weekend in a dig filmed by BBC television.

It followed more than a year of planning and research by members of the Air Crash Investigation and Archeology amateur research group.

It reached its conclusion on Saturday and the results will be shown in a BBC Inside Out programme to be broadcast later this month.

The enthusiasts were hoping to uncover the bulk of the plane and had plans to transport it to Sunderland's North East Aircraft Museum.

But they were disappointed to end the day with a much smaller haul, which they are now planning to use for the memorial in Greenhaugh and a display in the local area. …

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