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    Default Tuskar Rock 24 March 1968

    Surprised no one has mentioned this at it is certainly the most well known and indeed mysterious Air Disaster in Irish Aviation History.

    Does anyone on here have any family connection with any of the victims of that tragedy?

    To this day the cause of the crash is unknown.

    I know a British military guided missle has been blamed though they deny it.

    A bird perhaps or critical structural failure?

    IIRC only a few of the bodies were ever recovered.


    http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0324/tuskar.html

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    Oooo Catalpa: gravedigging on a Monday????

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactus flower
    Oooo Catalpa: gravedigging on a Monday????
    Thats not funny.

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    the strong belief of AL employees at the time, family of pilot Barney O'Beirne and others involved is that it was brought down by a stray British missile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa
    Quote Originally Posted by cactus flower
    Oooo Catalpa: gravedigging on a Monday????
    Thats not funny.
    Its obvious that you have listened to the documentary and read the press, and that you know there is no story hear apart from a nasty accident.
    You are very bold to make a game of this.

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    [quote=cactus flower]
    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa
    Quote Originally Posted by "cactus flower":ta9utvla
    Oooo Catalpa: gravedigging on a Monday????
    Thats not funny.
    Its obvious that you have listened to the documentary and read the press, and that you know there is no story hear apart from a nasty accident.
    You are very bold to make a game of this.[/quote:ta9utvla]

    The whole thing was shrouded in mystery from day 1. My father personally knew two of the victims - indeed it was he who sent them on that flight.

    I can clearly recall my mother at the time recounting some of the stories coming out - none of them related to an 'nasty accident' taking place.

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    I think the book 'Tragedy at Tuskar Rock' by Mike Reynolds is very convincing in concluding that there was no missile. It sets out a well-argued hypothesis that the Viscount got into severe difficulties not long after departing Cork and flew in a highly disabled state for about 10 minutes before eventually succumbing.

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    [quote=cactus flower][quote=Catalpa][quote="cactus flower":1ayi42d2]Oooo Catalpa: gravedigging on a Monday????[/quote]

    Thats not funny.[/quote]

    Its obvious that you have listened to the documentary and read the press, and that you know there is no story hear apart from a nasty accident.
    You are very bold to make a game of this.[/quote:1ayi42d2]


    Are you never right? - just today someone has some information on this!:

    [url="http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/ireland/mhojeyeykfid/"]http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/i ... jeyeykfid/[/url]

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    [quote=joel][quote=cactus flower][quote=Catalpa][quote="cactus flower":ic65ol6s]Oooo Catalpa: gravedigging on a Monday????[/quote]

    Thats not funny.[/quote]

    Its obvious that you have listened to the documentary and read the press, and that you know there is no story hear apart from a nasty accident.
    You are very bold to make a game of this.[/quote]


    Are you never right? - just today someone has some information on this!:

    [url="http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/ireland/mhojeyeykfid/"]http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/i ... jeyeykfid/[/url][/quote:ic65ol6s]


    No one interested?

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    No. Every year its the same. And every year the same arguments come out of the woodwork. This is the official AAIU report

    http://www.aaiu.ie/AAIUviewitem.asp?id= ... G&loc=1280

    Let it rest.
    "The thing that always annoyed me about traditional Irish historiography was the paradox of its Anglocentrism. People are now prepared, I think, to confront the possibility that many Irish problems are, in a sense, indigenous to the Irish situation." Roy Foster (1989).

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