TF3201 : Farmland on Bassenhally Moor .... and there is more!

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

Farmland on Bassenhally Moor .... and there is  more!
Farmland on Bassenhally Moor .... and there is more!
Bassenhally Moor is the historic name given to this area of reclaimed fenland south of Thorney Toll and north of the River Nene a few miles from Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.
This photograph looking across a remote field towards the bank of the River Nene on the horizon shows the peaceful rural scene it is today. However 35 years ago to the day (28th August 1976) the scene was one of fire and destruction when 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 this large area of farmland between the River Nene and a country lane called Thorney Dyke and all 14 crew and 4 passengers unfortunately lost their lives. See the following links for photos taken at the time and the crash report.
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There is a permanent and well kept memorial to this accident nearby LinkExternal link
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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 3279 0130 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.5970N 0:2.4649W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 32736 01557
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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