Aircraft salvage


During WWII, roughly 6,000 planes crashed in the Netherlands, both on land and in the water. Most of these are still buried today. Airplane wrecks sometimes even still contain the human remains of the crew. These wrecks are considered to be war graves and the peace of these grave sites must be respected. Very often, a war monument will be positioned nearby. The municipality will decide whether a wreck is to be salvaged. This is often done because the wreck presents dangers, such as unfired explosives. An airplane salvaging only takes place once every two or three years.

An airplane salvaging project is a complicated assignment during which the human remains must be respected and great care is required when handling conventional explosives, archaeological findings and contaminates. Due to these aspects, it is very important to work securely during every phase of an airplane salvaging. Because Bodac possesses unique filtering installations, the ground is filtered into tiny particles. This means that no single object is overlooked during an airplane salvaging. Our experience with airplane salvaging, the expertise of our employees and our modern machines ensure that we can handle any kind of salvaging operation in any kind of soil. With attention for the surroundings and short lines of communication with the parties involved and the client, we try to involve everyone in the project and be as transparent as possible about what we find. 

For more information, please contact Marc van Oers: m.vanoers@bodac.nl