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Bleaklow Plane Crash

By jamesgrant      
Something a little different from me, this is a picture of the airplane crash site on Bleaklow near Higher Shelf Stones. Of all my years exploring the Peak District i've never been here, though it had been on the agenda. It's not an easy place to find, with the turn off on the Pennine Way not being apparent at all. I initially missed it, which had me walking across groughs to finally get there but it was worth it. It was such an eerie place, the crash area was much larger than expected.

A little more about the crash "On 3 November 1948, USAF Boeing RB-29A Superfortress 44-61999, of the 16th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 91st Reconnaissance Group, 311th Air Division, Strategic Air Command; crashed at Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow, whilst en route from Scampton to Burtonwood. All 13 crewmembers were killed. A large amount of wreckage is still visible, as a memorial to the crash. Also, a proper memorial was erected at the site in 1988."

Tags: Peak district Derbyshire Plane crash Peaks Landscape and travel Bleaklow Glossop Air wreckage

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Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
3 May 2013 11:54AM
it's an incredible place when you eventually find the area, and I totally agree, quite eerie! You appear to have had a bright day - try visiting when it's typically misty Wink

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