Memorial Plaque to crew of 1660 HCU Stirling - EH977 "Z"
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
- Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial plaque remembers the crew of 1660 HCU Stirling EH977 "Z" who were killed when their aircraft crashed close to this location on 05/11/44 It had departed Swinderby for a routine night conversion training flight. During the flight the aircraft suffered an in-flight engine failure before banking then crashing at approx 0240 Sadly, in the post-accident investigation it was revealed that whilst an engine had indeed failed, another correctly functioning engine was feathered instead - possibly down to crew inexperience??Edit memorial details