de Havilland Canada L-20A Beaver 52-6145 of the 81st Fighter Bomber Wing, crashed on Bramah Edge on the 5th December 1956

de Havilland Canada Beaver at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry

 

John Rossman Tinklepaugh 1st Lieutenant Pilot Killed
Guy Waller 1st Lieutenant Passenger Killed

 

The aircraft was flying from Sculthorpe near Fakenham in Norfolk to Burtonwood so the passenger, also a pilot, could pick up an F-84 which had been at Burtonwood for maintenance and fly it back to Sculthorpe.  The aircraft was misidentified by a G.C.A. controller at Burtonwood and was ‘guided’ into the hillside.

Crash site of de Havilland Canada L-20A Beaver 52-6145
A general view of where 52-6145 came to rest.
Memorial cross and wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Canada L-20A Beaver 52-6145
This wooden cross and small fragments of aluminium mark to spot where the aircraft came to rest.
Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Canada L-20A Beaver 52-6145
Another photo of the wreckage taken during a subsequent visit to the crash site.