G9589 : Donegal: "Blue Stack Mountains Air Crash"

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Edergole Bridge, Donegal, Ireland

Donegal: "Blue Stack Mountains Air Crash"
Donegal: "Blue Stack Mountains Air Crash"
On the stormy night of 31 January 1944 at 23:45 hrs, a British flying boat crashed into the Blue Stack Mountains in Co. Donegal with the loss of seven lives. Five men survived the crash. Because of bad weather, the plane, from Pembroke Dock in South Wales, which was on anti-submarine patrol off the coast of France, was diverted to Castle Archdale in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland. The crash was the result of several factors: bad weather, miscalculation and the inability to get some radio fixes. For more information see LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) Elevation of crash site, 615 metres (2017 feet).
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G9589, 4 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 November, 2008
Category
Aircraft crash site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! G 95376 89814 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:45.3751N 8:4.3541W
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Irish: geotagged! G 95376 89814
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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