HU3690 : The "Shetland Potez" plaque

taken 3 years ago, near to Isbister, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

The "Shetland Potez" plaque
The "Shetland Potez" plaque
The "Shetland Potez" is a French plane which crash-landed at Sumburgh in 1981. The plane itself is in the next square east - see, for example, HU3790 : 'Plane Daft or HU3790 : Shetland Potez.

This is not a very clear photo, but I submitted it as there is nothing better on site, and the plaque itself is deteriorating. I think that, if you zoom in, most of the text can be read, though possibly with difficulty.

Above the plaque is a sign which reads "Land's End 747 miles". Well, Land's End is in SW3425, and I make it 748 miles. But these things depend on your exact basis of calculation, and 747 is close enough - to say nothing of being a number with much more resonance to aircraft fans!
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 5 July, 2016
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Air transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3695 9027 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:35.6499N 1:19.6357W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3695 9027
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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