SD5748 : Wreckage of Bristol Blenheim Aircraft

taken 11 months ago, 4 km from Oakenclough, Lancashire, Great Britain

Wreckage of Bristol Blenheim Aircraft
Wreckage of Bristol Blenheim Aircraft
This Bristol Blenheim Mk.V BA246 of No.12 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit flew into Bleasdale Fell in the Forest of Bowland whilst on a training flight from RAF Woodvale near Southport on the 9th August 1944. The aircraft was undertaking a night training exercise when weather conditions began to worsen. Sometime between 2340 and 2359 hours the aircraft struck the summit of Bleasdale Fell, bursting into flames and killing the pilot and the instructor.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5792 4825 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.7195N 2:38.5400W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5793 4826
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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