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TIOTAL
Tubaist-adhair Dhiùc Kent, Gallaibh (3 à 3)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_JIMHENDERSON_03
ÀITE
Dùn Beithe
SGÌRE
Gallaibh a Deas
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
GALLAIBH: Latharan
DEIT
1991
LINN
1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Jim Henderson
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1714
KEYWORDS
An Dara Cogadh, co-fheall
co-fheallan
bualadh, tubaistean
tubaist
claistinneach

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Chaidh am Prionnsa Seòras, Diùc Khent (1902-1942) a mharbhadh ann an tubaist adhair anns an Dara Cogadh aig Creag na h-Iolaire, faisg air Dùn Beatha, Gallaibh. Bha am 'Bàta Itealaich Sunderland' san robh e ag itealaich gu h-oifigeil air an t-slighe a dh'Innis Tìle far an robh an Diùc a' dol a choinneachadh ri buill de armachd Ameiriga. San earrainn seo, cluinnear Seumas Mac Eanraig, a b' abhaist a bhith na neach-deasachaidh aig an Northern Times, a' beachdachadh air ceistean mun tubaist. Tha an earrann bhon t-sreath de phrògraman 'Recollections'.

Interviewer: The young rear gunner must have had a terrible time though, because he was in a very bad shape when he was found?

Yes, the feeling was that Andrew Jack, in fact, who was only twenty-one at the time, had been thrown out with the impact with most of the tailplane. It was the only part of the aircraft that was virtually intact. After all, it was carrying two and half thousand gallons of aviation fuel, so the tremendous explosion and the burn up must have been colossal. But Jack himself, knowing of course that he had a royal personage on board, must have gone back into the aircraft to try and save the Duke of Kent because he suffered the most dreadful burns. Now, having been thrown clear, one would suppose that his injuries would not have involved burning at all. He wasn't found until the following day when he wandered into a shepherd's cottage away at the back of Dunbeath.

Interview: And I suppose after all this time we never will know the real truth of the accident?

Well, Andrew Jack ended up as an air traffic controller at Prestwick Airport. I remember an occasion when I tried to interview him, to ask him about this, and he just wouldn't discuss it at all. The only chance is that on the fiftieth anniversary, the government may well decide to open the book and let us know exactly who was flying the aircraft at that time, what its flight path should have been, and why it was so far off course

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Tubaist-adhair Dhiùc Kent, Gallaibh (3 à 3)

GALLAIBH: Latharan

1990an

An Dara Cogadh, co-fheall; co-fheallan; bualadh, tubaistean; tubaist; claistinneach

Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh

MFR: Duke of Kent Plane Crash

Chaidh am Prionnsa Seòras, Diùc Khent (1902-1942) a mharbhadh ann an tubaist adhair anns an Dara Cogadh aig Creag na h-Iolaire, faisg air Dùn Beatha, Gallaibh. Bha am 'Bàta Itealaich Sunderland' san robh e ag itealaich gu h-oifigeil air an t-slighe a dh'Innis Tìle far an robh an Diùc a' dol a choinneachadh ri buill de armachd Ameiriga. San earrainn seo, cluinnear Seumas Mac Eanraig, a b' abhaist a bhith na neach-deasachaidh aig an Northern Times, a' beachdachadh air ceistean mun tubaist. Tha an earrann bhon t-sreath de phrògraman 'Recollections'.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: The young rear gunner must have had a terrible time though, because he was in a very bad shape when he was found?<br /> <br /> Yes, the feeling was that Andrew Jack, in fact, who was only twenty-one at the time, had been thrown out with the impact with most of the tailplane. It was the only part of the aircraft that was virtually intact. After all, it was carrying two and half thousand gallons of aviation fuel, so the tremendous explosion and the burn up must have been colossal. But Jack himself, knowing of course that he had a royal personage on board, must have gone back into the aircraft to try and save the Duke of Kent because he suffered the most dreadful burns. Now, having been thrown clear, one would suppose that his injuries would not have involved burning at all. He wasn't found until the following day when he wandered into a shepherd's cottage away at the back of Dunbeath.<br /> <br /> Interview: And I suppose after all this time we never will know the real truth of the accident?<br /> <br /> Well, Andrew Jack ended up as an air traffic controller at Prestwick Airport. I remember an occasion when I tried to interview him, to ask him about this, and he just wouldn't discuss it at all. The only chance is that on the fiftieth anniversary, the government may well decide to open the book and let us know exactly who was flying the aircraft at that time, what its flight path should have been, and why it was so far off course