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Eoin R
2016-08-11 22:42:51
"The remains of the Junkers 52 Plane which crashed into Djouce on the 12th of August 1946" from Eoin R Contract pics
Picture: The remains of the Junkers 52 Plane which crashed into Djouce on the 12th of August 1946 (Contract pics)

1946 Plane Crash on Djouce
70 Years ago today (Friday, 12th August), a plane crashed into the Wicklow Mountains with 26 people on board. Miraculously, everyone survived, including the 21 French Girl Guides who were on their way to Rathfarnham to get a break from post-war Paris.

Ten years ago, permission was sought from the National Parks and Wildlife Service to put up a commemorative plaque on Djouce, close to the location of the crash site, which is within the Wicklow Mountains National Park. This request was flatly refused as they were being inundated with requests to put up personal memorials on their property. As this is a historic event that can only ever have one definitive location, it should really be given priority over other requests.

We would love if you could sign the petition and give us your thoughts on this. Did you even know when you were climbing Djouce that there was a major air crash there in 1946? If there was a plaque there, would you take a few minutes out from your walk to read about the event and observe the site?

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/djouce-plane-crash-plaque
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UK website for mountains
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