TF3301 : USAF air crash memorial site near Thorney Toll

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

USAF air crash memorial site near Thorney Toll
USAF air crash memorial 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. 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
Air transport  People, Events  Woodland, Forest  Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3315 0162 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.7642N 0:2.1385W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3310 0163
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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