SN8223 : Lancaster bomber crash site

taken 11 years ago, near to Trinant [water Feature], Powys, Great Britain

Lancaster bomber crash site
Lancaster bomber crash site
There are five moderate sized craters on the side of the mountain here. On September 5th 1943, RAF Bomber Command Lancaster W4929 was on a training mission with 8 crew on board. For reasons that have never been understood, the plane crashed into the mountain side at this location. Little remains of the aircraft's fuselage but large metallic pieces of the aircraft's Rolls Royce Merlin engines and the propeller hubs are still strewn around the area. These parts have been left on the mountainside in remembrance of the dead crew and there's a small plaque nearby.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 February, 2007
Category
War Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 828 238 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.0228N 3:42.2901W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 828 239
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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