Douglas Dakota Mk.III KG502 of No.1383 Transport Conversion Unit, RAF, crashed on Cold Fell near Castle Carrock, Cumbria, on the 3rd February 1946
|John Dennis Taylor||Flying Officer||Pilot (Instructor)||Killed|
|Wilfred Donald Reeve||Warrant Officer||Pilot (u/t)||Killed|
|Francis William Knowles||Flying Officer||Navigator (Instructor)||Killed|
|Grant Taylor Wardle||Sergeant||Navigator (u/t)||Killed|
|Alan George Frederick Gravestock||Warrant Officer||Wireless Operator (Instructor)||Killed|
|Delwyn Thomas||Flight Sergeant||Wireless Operator (u/t)||Killed|
The crew of the aircraft, who were stationed at RAF Crosby-on-Eden, were undertaking a night cross country navigation exercise. They had taken off in the evening of the 2nd February. While returning to the air station at around 02:00 on the 3rd the aircraft struck the north western ridge of Cold Fell some 7 miles from the airfield. The remains of the aircraft were then destroyed by an intense fire.