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Friday, 17 November 2017
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, Mk. 5, BD420 of No 81 OTU,Stiperstones
A productive day out in Shropshire found the memorial and then by good eye sight the
actual crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, Mk. 5, BD420 of No 81
OTU that crashed 15th February 1944 in Witton Dingle ,Stiperstones ,
Ministerley , Salop The plane on a Glider towing training flight with 81
Operational Training Unit, RAF Sleap, took off at about 1745 towing
Horsa HA443 and while flying low near high ground in turbulent
conditions disintegrated, crashing south of Minsterley, at 1825. All
five crew of the Whitley died, the pilot being buried at Chester,
Cheshire. The Horsa safely released and forced landed. at the site there
is a small burn area with a few small remains but enough to confirm the