Miles Master Mk.I N7761, being ferried by No.3 Ferry Pilot Pool, ATA, crashed on Broad Law on the 4th August 1940
|Herbert Roy Fields||First Officer, ATA||Pilot||Killed|
The aircraft was being transferred from RAF Montrose to Reading, the initial part of its route took the aircraft to Turnhouse on the edge of Edinburgh. At 09:40 on the 4th August 1940 First Officer Fields took off from Turnhouse for Brough near Hull. Its failure to arrive at Brough was not noticed until the following day when an enquiry was made with Turnhouse as to whether the aircraft had left.
The remains of the aircraft, and the body of First Officer Fields were later found on the western slopes of Broad Law near Tweedsmuir. It had flown well to the west of the direct track between its point of departure and destination but it is not known which route the aircraft should have been following on the day of the crash.