Foroige group members Urris plane crash victims
TONIGHT, members of the Desertegney Foroige Youth Club will feature on RTE’s Nationwide TV show after they remembered six men who died in a plane crash in the Urris Hill some 76 years ago.
Last month members of the Youth Club, joined by members of the local community, climbed the Urris Hills where they erected a cross made from the wreckage of the plane itself to commemorate six crew members who died when their bomber plane flew directly into the Urris Hill at a height of 1200 feet, above Dunree Head.
The Wellington W5653 bomber had taken off from Limavady on April 11, 1941, on a convoy escort patrol. However on the way home, they encountered some very heavy mist and unfamiliar with the local terrain, the men crashed.
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