raf vulcan crash ravendale,detroit oct.1958.anyone here see it happen or aftermath?
on oct 24th 1958 a royal airforce vulcan (v bomber) crashed in ravendale/east side,ashland? area of detroit near the lake shore,across from peche island.
the vulcan was enroute from lincoln,england to lincoln,nebraska,when it suffered a complete electrical system failure.1 pilot ejected.his seat functioned as per,but he parachuted into lake michigan and drowned,he didnt wear a life jacket and he couldnt swim.the rest of the remaining 5 crewmen were still in the bomber when it hit ravendale.and were killed in impact.took out 5 houses,nobody on the ground was seriously hurt.
any of you old enough or your parents/grandparents remember this happening?
many thanks in advance
Last edited by tamla617; 10-05-2011 at 05:54 PM.
That would be a good question for Andrew Foote at www.internationalmetropolis.com .......
i spent hours searching and eventually found quite a bit of info,newspaper reports,eye witness reports,neiborhood kids,ex policemen and firemen,loads of really interesting info.even found the rebuilt houses on the crashsite google earth streetview
i'll contact that site cheers