Plane Crash Memorial 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 10:09:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMN1W6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 2

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
Disaster Date: 10/5/1971

Date of dedication: 10/8/2011

Memorial Sponsors: Heimat-und Bürgerverein Lüttingen e.V.

Parking Coordinates: N 51° 41.266 E 006° 26.238

Disaster Type: Technological

Relevant Website: [Web Link]

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