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Plane Crash in Lüttingen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 51° 41.002 E 006° 27.351
32U E 324126 N 5728886
Quick Description: They gave their life to save ours. This story gets under the skin.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 12/9/2014 9:45:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMN1W3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 1

Long Description:
"On October 5th, 1971, a few minutes befor 11am, two "Canberra" fighter- bombers of the 16th Squadron RAF flew upcoming from Xanten to the Rhine river. Arriving Lüttingen, the "WT366" stalled. The pilot heaved the "Canberra" to avoid a crash in the middle of our village. He hazarded the consequence to be unable to activate the ejection seats. The aircraft crashed at this point, 150 Meters behind the last houses.

This memorial was unveiled on 40th anniversary of the fatal accident."

Source: Information board
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Date of Crash: 10/5/1971

Aircraft Model: "Canberra" fighter-bomber WT366

Military or Civilian: Military

Tail Number: unknown

Cause of Crash:
The aircraft stalled

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