P-38J Lightning 42-67480 of the 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, USAAF, crashed at Cronkstone Grange near Buxton on the 11th December 1943
|Guy A. Senesac||2nd Lieutenant||Pilot||OK|
On the 11th December 1943 2nd Lt Guy Senesac was tasked with ferrying a P-38J Lightning from Warton near Preston to Kingscliffe in Northamptonshire. Part way into the flight the starboard engine cut out in flight so to compensate for the loss of power the pilot ran the port engine to full power. This caused that engine to over heat and fail, faced with a complete loss of power 2nt Lt Senesac attempted to force land the aircraft in a field. However as with many attempted force landing in the Peak District (where fields are typically small) the aircraft ran the full length of the field striking a wall. The aircraft slewed round facing the way it had come from and shortly after the wreck caught fire and was completely destroyed.