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  • paulmcmillan
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    Catalina - G-BLSC/VR-BPS/VP-BPS Cut Up

    Heads up from AB-IX

    Catalina - G-BLSC/VR-BPS/VP-BPS

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eigjb/6151325300/

    Chopped up for scrap at Weston Airport, Dublin on 27/06/2012

    Sorry if repotrted already
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 3rd July 2012, 09:06.
    Weather - Fair with cloudy patches, clear by early evening.
  • Newforest
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    #2
    Sad, but I guess it was on the cards as everything was for sale at the airport.
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    • Propstrike
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      #3
      That's just criminal !

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      • Wyvernfan
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        #4
        A very sad outcome. As this clip shows just twenty years ago the future looked so much rosier for this ole girl.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0-z0QhO9vA


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        • WB556
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          #5
          That's insane, it would have been better converted to a houseboat than that. Anything else noteworthy at risk of the same fate over there?
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          • WB556
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            #6
            Does anyone know which scrappy handled it?
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            • Fouga23
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              #7
              Such a shame I would indeed think it would still have a future as a houseboat or something. I for one would love to own one!
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              • David Burke
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                #8
                A houseboat ? Do people still have an interest in converting WW II aircraft into them ! I would have thought the Catalina would have been snapped up by one of the museums in Northern Ireland.

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                • ~Alan~
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                  #9
                  No doubt it was heavily corroded, so probably worth more as scrap ? (unfortunately)
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                  • Russ
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                    #10
                    Was this the aeroplane which crashed in Southampton Water in the late 90's?

                    I thought it was being rebuilt on the Solent somewhere?

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                    • Wyvernfan
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Russ View Post
                      Was this the aeroplane which crashed in Southampton Water in the late 90's?
                      Yep.!
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                      • David Burke
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                        #12
                        Alan - I cannot see it being heavily corroded. It spent a limited amount of time in the Solent and I am sure efforts would have been taken post accident to clean the aircraft out. The mere fact that a rebuild to fly was started in the months post accident indicates that it was viable to rebuild. So in essence certainly worth more than scrap value! A very sad end to a machine that could have ended up with a national museum.

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                        • pagen01
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                          #13
                          I know it shouldn't, but it amazes me the types that still get scrapped, surely this could have been a fitting exhibit in an RAF Coastal Command scheme for any museum?
                          On more selfish grounds, it would make a fine cockpit project!


                          BTW, looking at the pic again, do we know it was scrapped, or possibly cut for transportation?
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                          • Fouga23
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by pagen01 View Post
                            On more selfish grounds, it would make a fine cockpit project!


                            BTW, looking at the pic again, do we know it was scrapped, or possibly cut for transportation?
                            Who knows? If someone is quick, the cockpit section might still be available?
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                            • David Burke
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                              #15
                              Where is Mr Legg to give us chapter and verse when you need him!

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                              • paulmcmillan
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                                #16
                                Originally posted by David Burke View Post
                                Where is Mr Legg to give us chapter and verse when you need him!
                                He is the one who alerted me to it on AB-IX!
                                Weather - Fair with cloudy patches, clear by early evening.

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                                • DaveF68
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                                  #17
                                  Hard to beleive in this day and age something like a Catalina would be scrapped

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                                  • Lincoln 7
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                                    #18
                                    Anyone know if the engines were in working order?
                                    I too would like to know what scrapyard it was sent to.
                                    I.M.H.O there should be some ruling made, ie, a preservation order made for aircraft such as this.I am sure there would be a lot of interest in restoring it, if only as an exhibit at some museum.I bet NAM would have had it
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                                    • Airfixtwin
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                                      #19
                                      I'm surprised the Ulster Aviation Society didn't take an interest in it. Considering it's potential as a Coastal Command exhibit, and the Catalina's association with Lough Erne/ Castle Archdale.

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                                      • GrahamF
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                                        #20
                                        Trouble is its alright being an armchair preservationist, but if they had said if you want it come and get and I want it off the premises in a weeks time. How many people would actually have moved to save it?
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