Description"So called because it was hit by a Hurricane fighter plane on January 14, 1944. The aircraft crashed while on a low-level training flight seconds after it had passed over the heads of children walking home for lunch. It hit the ground before flipping up and smashing into the tree and came to rest in the farmyard. The pilot, Flying Officer Look-Yan, was left hanging by his harness in the tree. The tree bears a plaque and stands as memorial to the young pilot, who died in the crash. An article in the Local daily newspaper can be read here http://www.journallive.co.uk/northumberland-sites/alnwick-northumberland/alnwick-news/2011/02/05/ancient-trees-have-a-story-to-tell-61634-28128811/" Photo by David Clark, 2011.
LicenseWhat does this mean? Creative Commons License
Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2302777
Resource type: Image
Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2011-03-10