Airspeed Oxford Mk.I L4601 of No.17 Service Flying Training School crashed on Shutlingsloe 4th April 1945 while flying from Cranwell
|Horace Keith Shawyer||Flying Officer||Pilot (Instructor)||Injured|
|Horace Garth Featonby||Flight Lieutenant||Pilot (u/t)||Killed|
|Fred Roscoe||Leading Aircraftman||Passenger||Killed|
|Albert Joseph Burd||Corporal||Passenger||Injured|
|George Fishwick||Aircraftsman 1st Class||Passenger||Killed|
The aircraft was being used for a day cross country flight from RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire. The aircraft had taken off from Cranwell at about 09:30 and had flown for around 40 to 45 minutes when the crew encountered patchy low cloud. They attempted to remain below the cloud in visual contact with the ground but lost sight of it and flew into the southern side of Shutlingsloe.