Crash site of Hawker Hurricane Mk.I V6987 on Birkhouse Moor near Glenridding, Ullswater

29th March 1941
Hurricane Mk.I V6987
No.601 Sqn, RAF
Birkhouse Moor, Glenridding

The pilot of V6987 was ferrying the aircraft, along with Flying Officer John Wilfred Seddon in V7539, from RAF Northolt in North London to RAF Crosby-on-Eden near Carlisle. Around the … Continue reading “1941-03-29|Hurricane Mk.I|V6987|No.601 Sqn, RAF|Birkhouse Moor, Glenridding”

Wreckage in the scree below the crash site of Hawker Hurricane V7539 on Scar Crags, Keswick

29th March 1941
Hurricane Mk.I V7539
No.601 Sqn, RAF
Scar Crags, Keswick

Flying Officer Seddon was ferrying the aircraft, along with Pilot Officer Smith in V6987, from RAF Northolt in North London to RAF Crosby-on-Eden near Carlisle. Around the Lake District were … Continue reading “1941-03-29|Hurricane Mk.I|V7539|No.601 Sqn, RAF|Scar Crags, Keswick”

Section of wing spar at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane V6565 on Slight Side, Sca Fell

12th August 1941
Hurricane Mk.I V6565 & V7742
No.55 OTU, RAF
Slight Side, Sca Fell

The two aircraft had taken off from Usworth, near Sunderland, for a two ship formation flying exercise over the north of England, with Sgt Karubin as the flight leader.  At … Continue reading “1941-08-12|Hurricane Mk.I|V6565 & V7742|No.55 OTU, RAF|Slight Side, Sca Fell”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I AT486 on Caw Fell, Ennerdale

2nd November 1941
Oxford Mk.I AT486
No.2 AOS, RAF
Caw Fell, Ennerdale

The aircraft was being used for a navigation exercise from RAF Millom on the coast to the south of the Lake District when it flew into Caw Fell.

No.83 MU Personnel at the crash site of Wellington T2714

8th February 1942
Wellington Mk.IC T2714
No.22 OTU, RAF
Burn Tod, Uldale

The crew were on a cross country navigation training flight from RAF Wellesbourne Mountford near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire when their aircraft crashed near the summit of Burn Tod in the … Continue reading “1942-02-08|Wellington Mk.IC|T2714|No.22 OTU, RAF|Burn Tod, Uldale”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.IC DV600

4th September 1942
Wellington Mk.IC DV600
No.25 OTU, RAF
High Doat, Seatoller

The crew of DV600 were tasked with a night cross county flight, they departed RAF Finningley near Doncaster at about 21:00. At around 22:30 the aircraft flew into the wooded … Continue reading “1942-09-04|Wellington Mk.IC|DV600|No.25 OTU, RAF|High Doat, Seatoller”

Wreckage at the crash site of Beech AT-7 on the Old Man of Coniston

14th October 1942
Beech AT-7 Unknown
USAAF
Old Man of Coniston, Coniston

The number of Beech Model 18 aircraft in the UK was always low, and this aircraft would have been either the first or one of the first of the type … Continue reading “1942-10-14|Beech AT-7|Unknown|USAAF|Old Man of Coniston, Coniston”

Crash site of Lockheed Hudson Mk.V AM680 at Beda Head near Ullswater

10th November 1942
Hudson Mk.V AM680
No.1 OTU, RAF
Beda Head, Martindale

The aircraft, coded B-68, took off from RAF Silloth on the Solway Firth west of Carlisle at 00:50 on the 10th November for a night navigation exercise. At 01:14 the … Continue reading “1942-11-10|Hudson Mk.V|AM680|No.1 OTU, RAF|Beda Head, Martindale”

View from the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I DJ275 on Sca Fell

9th August 1943
Anson Mk.I DJ275
No.10 (O)AFU, RAF
Cam Spout, Sca Fell

The crew were on a navigation exercise from Dumfries when they flew into the southern side of Sca Fell above Cam Spout killing all on board.

The view from the crash site of B-17 41-9051 on Skiddaw towards Keswick

14th September 1943
B-17E 41-9051
482nd BG, USAAF
Skiddaw, Keswick

The crew were on a cross country navigation flight from Alconbury, near Huntingdon, to RAF Turnhouse on the edge of Edinburgh (currently the city’s airport). The accident investigators suggested that … Continue reading “1943-09-14|B-17E|41-9051|482nd BG, USAAF|Skiddaw, Keswick”

crash site of Bristol Beaufighter EL285 on Wolf Crag near Keswick in the Lake District

15th November 1943
Beaufighter Mk.VIC EL285
No.9 OTU, RAF
Wolf Crag, Threlkeld

The two crew were on a night navigation training exercise from RAF Crosby-on-Eden, near Carlisle, when they strayed into the high ground in the north east of the Lake District. … Continue reading “1943-11-15|Beaufighter Mk.VIC|EL285|No.9 OTU, RAF|Wolf Crag, Threlkeld”

Wreckage in a sheepfold below the crash site of Handley Page Halifax JP182 on Eel Crag, Keswick

24th January 1944
Halifax Mk.II JP182
No.14 FPP, ATA
Eel Crag, Keswick

The aircraft was ferried by two crew from No.14 FPP, stationed at Ringway, from RAF Kinloss in Scotland to No.5 Maintenance Unit at RAF Kemble in Gloucestershire. While on the … Continue reading “1944-01-24|Halifax Mk.II|JP182|No.14 FPP, ATA|Eel Crag, Keswick”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I MG464 on Grisedale Pike, Keswick

17th November 1944
Anson Mk.I MG464
AN&BS, RAF
Grisedale Pike, Keswick

The crew of MG464 were on a night cross country flight from RAF Jurby on the Isle of Man and were probably returning to there when they flew into the … Continue reading “1944-11-17|Anson Mk.I|MG464|AN&BS, RAF|Grisedale Pike, Keswick”

2nd January 1945
Anson Mk.I LT741
No.10 AGS, RAF
Black Combe, Millom

The aircraft took off from Walney Island near Barrow-in-Furness on what is currently Runway 35 and climbed on the runway heading into cloud. Less than 10 miles after take off … Continue reading “1945-01-02|Anson Mk.I|LT741|No.10 AGS, RAF|Black Combe, Millom”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EF935 on Corney Fell, Bootle, Cumbria

8th January 1945
Anson Mk.I EF935
No.1 (O)AFU, RAF
Corney Fell, Bootle

The aircraft was on a night navigation exercise from RAF Wigtown in Southern Scotland when it crashed on Corney Fell above the village of Bootle in the south western Lake … Continue reading “1945-01-08|Anson Mk.I|EF935|No.1 (O)AFU, RAF|Corney Fell, Bootle”

Wreckage from the aircraft on the Wastwater Screes below Great Gully

16th January 1945
Avenger Mk.II JZ390
No.763 Sqn, RN
Great Gully, Wastwater

The crew were on a night training flight from RNAS Inskip on the Fylde between Preston and Blackpool and while flying south along the west coast of the Lake District … Continue reading “1945-01-16|Avenger Mk.II|JZ390|No.763 Sqn, RN|Great Gully, Wastwater”

Engines at the crash site of de Havilland Dominie X7394 on Broad Crag, Scafell Pike

30th August 1946
Dominie X7394
No.782 Sqn, RN
Broad Crag, Wasdale

The aircraft and air ambulance variant of the Dominie (military Dragon Rapide), based at RNAS Donibristle (HMS Merlin), was being used to fly a seriously ill patient from Abbottsinch, the … Continue reading “1946-08-30|Dominie|X7394|No.782 Sqn, RN|Broad Crag, Wasdale”

Wreckage at the crash site of Beechcraft C-45 44-47194 on Black Combe, Millom, Cumbria

12th March 1947
C-45 44-47194
371st ASG, USAF
Black Combe, Millom

At around 14:00 on the 12th March Capt Daner & 1st Lt Garner left Prestwick in Ayrshire for RAF Bovingdon in Hertfordshire where they would then fly onwards to Germany. … Continue reading “1947-03-12|C-45|44-47194|371st ASG, USAF|Black Combe, Millom”

Memorial plaque on the rockface near where Supermarine Spitfire SL611 crashed

20th November 1947
Spitfire Mk.XVI SL611
No.603 Sqn, RAuxAF
Ill Crag, Eskdale

Flt Lt Loudon an instructor for No.603 Sqn had taken off from RAF Hullavington for a cross-country flight to Turnhouse, now Edinburgh Airport.  He had landed at RAF Hawarden near … Continue reading “1947-11-20|Spitfire Mk.XVI|SL611|No.603 Sqn, RAuxAF|Ill Crag, Eskdale”

Wreckage at the crash site of Miles Hawk G-ALGJ on Lank Rigg in the Lake District

22nd July 1952
Hawk Trainer Mk.3 G-ALGJ
Civil
Lank Rigg, Cleator Moor

The pilot, and owner of the aircraft since it was first registered after release from RAF surplus in 1949, was flying the aircraft from Blackpool to Carlisle when he entered … Continue reading “1952-07-22|Hawk Trainer Mk.3|G-ALGJ|Civil|Lank Rigg, Cleator Moor”

Area English Electric Canberra WT505 crashed on Ponsonby Fell

21st January 1956
Canberra P.R. Mk.7 WT505
No.58 Sqn, RAF
Ponsonby Fell, Gosforth

Canberra P.R. Mk.7 WT505 of No.58 Squadron, RAF, crashed on Ponsonby Fell near Gosforth on the western side of the Lake District on the 21st January 1956   William Falconer Wilfred Ninian Gough Flying Officer Pilot Killed Douglas Cornforth Flying Officer Navigator Killed  

Wreckage at the impact point of Sabre 23380 on Iron Crag, Ennerdale

26th June 1959
Sabre 6 23380
No.421 Sqn, RCAF
Iron Crag, Ennerdale

Canadair Sabre 6 23380 / BB-380 of No.421 Squadron RCAF, crashed on Iron Crag near Ennerdale Water on the 26th June 1959 while being ferried from Prestwick to France   Robert Gordon Starling Flying Officer Pilot Killed  

Pieces of wreckage near Esk Hause, Esk Dale, at the crash site of Piper Cherokee G-ASEK

17th September 1966
Cherokee G-ASEK
Civil
Esk Hause, Eskdale

The pilot and passenger were on a pleasure flight from Milfield in Northumberland, having taken off at 09:55 on the 17th September 1966.  They had flown out over Carlisle and … Continue reading “1966-09-17|Cherokee|G-ASEK|Civil|Esk Hause, Eskdale”

Wreckage close to the crash site of Piper Cherokee G-AZYP on Illgill Head above Wastwater, Wasdale

25th March 1973
Cherokee G-AZYP
Civil
Illgill Head, Wasdale

On the 24th March 1973 a party of 20 set out from Blackpool in six aircraft to Kirkbride on the Solway coast of Cumbria to attend a social gathering at … Continue reading “1973-03-25|Cherokee|G-AZYP|Civil|Illgill Head, Wasdale”

Crater at the crash site of General Dynamics F-111E 68-0081 near Shap, Cumbria

5th March 1975
F-111E 68-0081
20th TFW, USAF
Saddle Crags, Shap

The two crew were on a low level exercise from RAF Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire when the aircraft struck a bird, this shattered a section of the windshield and caused … Continue reading “1975-03-05|F-111E|68-0081|20th TFW, USAF|Saddle Crags, Shap”

Small fragments of wreckage at the crash site from Jet Provost T. Mk.5 XW417 near Thirlmere

9th December 1982
Jet Provost T. Mk.5A XW417
No.7 FTS, RAF
Thirlmere, Keswick

The pilot was a Waddington based Vulcan Co-pilot who was on a “Co-pilot Enrichment Scheme” flying training course at RAF Church Fenton based No.7 FTS. This course was designed to … Continue reading “1982-12-09|Jet Provost T. Mk.5A|XW417|No.7 FTS, RAF|Thirlmere, Keswick”