TF3201 : USAF Lockheed C-141A Starlifter crash site near Thorney Toll

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

USAF Lockheed C-141A Starlifter  crash site near Thorney Toll
USAF Lockheed C-141A Starlifter crash site near Thorney Toll
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. See the first link which shows the wreckage and devastation on this remote fenland field and the second link which give more details of the accident
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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  Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3294 0157 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.7403N 0:2.3256W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3273 0157
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