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aircraft crash edinburgh meggetland 1940's
There are 6 messages in this section.

norman davidson from Manchester. Posted 12 Aug 2004.
I witnessed aftermath of aircraft crash near canal banks, Meggetland, Edinburgh. I was a schoolboy at the time, and would like to know any details of aircraft and crew involved.
M. Cotter from Edinburgh. Posted 27 Sep 2004.
From "The Endless Sky"
"Not so fortunate was the crew of Wellington X 3707 which crashed at Craiglockhart,Edinburgh, on 14th December 1942. All on board perished. F/O G>L> French (Pilot) WO A McFadyen (Nav) Flt Sgt C> M> McGregor(WOP), Flt Sgt J> R> Harper (RO) and 1st Lt S Kaulis (USASC)

Bill Porteous from gold coast australia. Posted 20 Apr 2005.
Interesting to note the details of the plane crash. I was standing outside the Co-op at Slateford that day and witnessed the crash as it attempted to land on the playing fields.

Alastair Armet from Melbourne. Australia. Posted 14 Nov 2005.
The aircraft crashed into the back garden of a house at the end of the Union Canal pedestrian bridge on the side away from meggetland. The rear of the plane stuck up over the back fence and did not look badly damaged. at the time it was said that one of crew survived the impact but died soon after. At the start of the war, a searchlight and lewis gun were set up immediately behind that house with a long hut to house the soldiers. Not long afterwards it was removed.

M Cotter from Meggetland. Posted 14 Nov 2005.
Visitors might be interested in the following recent newspper article:
Bomb squad called in after find on site

A BOMB disposal squad carried out a controlled explosion after a detonator was found on a building site.

A construction worker had found a nose cone, a type of fuse which would have been used to activate a bomb, at the site in Meggetland shortly after noon yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Applecross, which is giving Meggetland playing fields a £9 million facelift, said: "The site was closed for a few hours after one of our men found a detonator.

"We called the police who sent out the bomb squad. They came out and carried out a controlled explosion.

"We think it must have been quite an old detonator which had become buried quite far down. They didn't find any explosives."

A police spokeswoman said: "The nose cone would have been used to activate a bomb, but is not explosive on its own.

"The surrounding area 200 yards from the detonator was cordoned off, and there was no danger to local residents."

Grace Newlands from East Lothian . Posted 6 Mar 2006.
Can anyone remember anything about german aircrew funeral in portobello? I was a schoolgirl at Towerbank School at the time and would be interested to know more about it...

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