Memorial Plaque to crew of 1660 HCU Stirling - EH977 "Z"

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Reference WMO/264774


Linga Lane

Bassingham Fen


LATITUDE: 53.12616820120639 LONGITUDE: -0.6018026884856908


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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
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??
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