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Panavia Tornado IDS 43+24 crew 1986 - St Nicholas - Cottesmore, Rutland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 42.780 W 000° 39.925
30U E 657699 N 5842902
Quick Description: Memorial plaque to the crew of Panavia Tornado IDS 43+24 who lost their lives in an air crash in the Elan Valley, near Claerwen Dam, Powys, Wales, 17 June 1986.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/15/2019 2:40:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JEY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Memorial plaque to the crew of Panavia Tornado IDS 43+24 who lost their lives in an air crash in the Elan Valley, near Claerwen Dam, Powys, Wales, 17 June 1986.

The inscription reads:
TO THE MEMORY OF
[Names]
of
TTTE RAF Cottesmore
who lost their lives 17th June 1986
We Will Remember Them



Names on memorial:
Sqn. Ldr. J.P. Towl
Lt. P. Kastner

"Date: 17-JUN-1986
Time: night
Type: Panavia Tornado IDS
Owner/operator: Luftwaffe (German Air Force) TTTE
Registration: 43+24
C/n / msn: GS007/4024
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Elan Valley, near Claerwen Dam, Powys, Wales - United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature: Military
Departure airport: RAF Cottesmore (EGXJ)
Destination airport: RAF Cottesmore(EGXJ)
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain above the Elan Valley, near the Claerwen Dam, Powys, Wales 17 June 1986 during night terrain following training sortie. Both crew - OLt Peter Kastner (pilot, Luftwaffe) and Sqn Ldr Towell (RAF Navigator) - killed"

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Type of memorial: Plaque

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