SD5549 : Aeroplane crash debris from a C-54 Skymaster

taken 5 months ago, 3 km from Oakenclough, Lancashire, Great Britain

Aeroplane crash debris from a C-54 Skymaster
Aeroplane crash debris from a C-54 Skymaster
On 7th January 1949 during the Berlin Airlift Operation this aircraft was en- route to Burtonwood in Cheshire. What should have been a routine flight became a struggle for survival as the aircraft encountered poor weather conditions over the North of England, with low cloud, heavy rain and possible navigational issues with the control tower, it drifted from its intended course, ending up crashing into the high ground of the Bowland fells. All 4 crew and 2 passengers were killed.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Air transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5564 4934 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:56.2958N 2:40.6327W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5566 4935
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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