Military Aircraft Crash Sites

Archaeological guidance on their Significance and Future Management

Belonging to a period still well within living memory, crash sites have significance for remembrance, commemoration, their cultural value as historic artefacts and the information they contain about both the circumstances of the loss and of the aircraft itself. Crash sites may on occasion also contain human remains, giving them additional value and status as sacred sites and war graves.

It is therefore important that these remains are considered a material matter where they are affected by development proposals and local authority development plan policies and where research- or recovery-led excavations are proposed.

A review of this 2002 publication was launched in January 2012 with a view to producing a revised edition.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 50704


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