Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4189 of No.106 Squadron RAF from Finningley near Doncaster crashed on Black Edge near Buxton on the 30th September 1940 while on a navigation exercise
|John Gray Gow||Sergeant||Pilot||Killed|
|Charles Owen Cook||Sergeant||Pilot||Killed|
|Eric Burt||Sergeant||Wireless Op./ Air gunner||Killed|
|Norman Thomas Powell||Sergeant||Air gunner||Injured|
At close to 20:30 on the 30th September 1940 Hampden L4189 left RAF Finningley near Doncaster for a night navigation exercise, the weather that night consisted of 10/10ths low cloud. The crew became lost shortly after take off, after two hours the pilot began to descend through the cloud to hopefully gain visual contact with the ground, this proved futile as while still in cloud the aircraft ploughed into gently rising ground below the summit of Black Edge.
Nearly three months after this accident another Hampden from No.106 Sqn on a very similar exercise flew into Rushup Edge killing all onboard, this crash site is easily visible from Black Edge.