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Monday, 9 January 2017

On the 28th of August 1972 not far from Halfpenny green airfield , Wolverhampton Prince William of Gloucester and co-pilot Vyrell Mitchell lost their lives during the  Goodyear International Air Trophy race the plane a PA-28 Piper Cherokee veered to port just after take off and clipping tress came down on to this bank and exploded on impact .
During A Christmas visit home  I found the site by matching to photos taken at the time , the site has no other marks then the Holly growth it was said a stone was in the hedgerow as a memorial but I found nothing.
 This crash is one I have personnel memories of   as a 4 year old I was sat on the bonnet of my family car by the flight line this day .