'Error' in crashed World War II U.S. bomber flight record
A US bomber which crashed in Scotland during World War II may not have been on the plane's officially recorded flightpath, according to an archaeologist.
All nine crew of the B-17G Flying Fortress were killed when the aircraft clipped cliffs and crashed in Trotternish, on Skye, on 3 March 1945.
Terence Christian, of the University of Glasgow, led an investigation at the site earlier this year.
He said there was evidence backing islanders' recollections of the crash.
Fresh from training, the crew were flying the B-17G bomber from the US via Iceland to RAF Valley in Wales....
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