TF3301 : Air crash memorial, Thorney Dyke, Thorney Toll, Peterborough

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Thorney Toll, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Air crash memorial, Thorney Dyke, Thorney Toll, Peterborough
Air crash memorial, Thorney Dyke, Thorney Toll, Peterborough
35 years ago to the day (28th August 1976) a Lockheed C-141A Starlifter (67-0006) from the 438th MAW, US Air Force disintegrated in a severe thunderstorm on its approach to the USAF base at Mildenhall in Suffolk. The wreckage fell from the sky and covered a large area of farmland between the River Nene and a country lane called Thorney Dyke and all 14 crew and 4 passengers lost their lives. This memorial stands as an everlasting reminder of those who lost their lives in such tragic and possibly avoidable circumstances. See the following for more details and photographs taken on the crash site LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3316 0161 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.7586N 0:2.1299W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3313 0163
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Memorial  Aircraft Crash Site  USAF  American  Stars and Stripes Flag  Lockheed  Starlifter  Farmland  Fenland 

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