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DaveTrojan

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I visited the rare and unique crash site of a RAF Bomber that crashed in Nebraska. On November 3rd, 1961, a British Royal Air Force Vickers Valiant bomber crashed moments after takeoff from Offutt AFB. It was a first for me for a foreign aircraft and a site in Nebraska
 
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I really like that one, Dave.    Rare bird indeed.

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Interesting story. I wonder how many RAF aircraft came down in the States? Many, many US losses over here in the UK, both combat and training. They were very lucky to get away with crash, the V bombers only having ejector seats for pilot and co-pilot.
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Just a quick note, due to an Omaha World-Herald posting of old pictures, my memory was jogged.  Years ago, when we were looking at the Vulcan bomber at SAC Museum, my dad mentioned that, back in the sixties when he was stationed there at the hospital, one of them had crashed and skidded off the end runway to drop below.  Of course he was thinking of this Valiant and not a Vulcan.

Anyway, he recalled that, when the ambulances finally worked their way down to the crash site from the base, the British crew were all standing around smoking cigarettes and one of them said something to the effect of "Well, this is going to cost the Queen quite a bit!".  The medical guys were evidently quite impressed at the coolness of the crew immediately following what had to be a most harrowing incident.

What jogged my memory is a picture of the crew in the hospital, it's here:

http://www.omaha.com/from-the-archives-scroll-through-some-of-our-neatest-old/collection_ea45f82e-6ad3-11e6-a9f0-8fa46fc71723.html#105

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http://www.mi-aviationarchaeology.com/index.php?p=1_24_Detroit-Vulcan

An Avro crash in Detroit, MI USA

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There was another Vulcan (XL390) lost in Northbrook, IL near NAS Glenview during an airshow on August 11, 1978. They say the crew of four, who were lost in the accident, steered it into a landfill to avoid civilian casualties
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I remember it well; there was a large smoldering area we could see from Techny Road. Some images of the Chicago Sun-Times coverage:

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Another location that needs to be checked for RAF bomber remains, thanks for the map. 
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