Short Stirling EH988
Short Stirling EH988 1661 HCU RAF Winthorpe - 14th January 1945
11th September 1998
At the junction of the A608 and A 611
The aircraft was being ferried to Maghaberry, Northern Ireland (from RAF Syerston), for scrapping. The aircraft suffered an engine fire and it is thought the pilot was attempting to reach Hucknall for an emergency landing. Losing control, the aircraft crashed in an attempted forced landing, killing the five crew.
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