Wreckage, engine firewall and bearers, at the crash site of Miles Master Mk.I N7761 on Broad Law, Scottish Borders

4th August 1940
Master Mk.I N7761
Broad Law, Borders

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 … Continue reading “1940-08-04|Master Mk.I|N7761|No.3 FPP, ATA|Broad Law, Borders”

Crash site of Miles Master N7500 on Headmark Moss, Dalmellington, Ayrshire

23rd August 1940
Master Mk.I N7500
Dalmellington, Ayrshire

Master N7500 was being ferried from Reading to Montrose where the aircraft was to be assigned to No.8 Flying Training School. The pilot had become lost in cloud while over … Continue reading “1940-08-23|Master Mk.I|N7500|No.3 FPP, ATA|Dalmellington, Ayrshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Blackburn Skua near High Bentham, Lancashire

12th September 1940
Skua L2969
High Bentham, Lancashire

Pilot Officer Strachan was attached to No.4 Ferry Pilots Pool at RAF Kemble, he was detailed to collect the aircraft from No.10 Maintenance Unit at Hullavington in Wiltshire and deliver … Continue reading “1940-09-12|Skua|L2969|No.4 FPP, ATA|High Bentham, Lancashire”

Scraps of aluminium wreckage at the crash site of Whitley T4225 on Bingley Moor, Yorkshire

16th October 1940
Whitley Mk.V T4225
Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire

Flying Officer Trouncer was detailed to collect Whitley T4225 from No.6 Maintenance Unit at RAF Brize Norton and ferry that aircraft to Yeadon near Leeds before it was to be … Continue reading “1940-10-16|Whitley Mk.V|T4225|No.4 FPP, ATA|Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire P7593 at Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire

17th November 1940
Spitfire Mk.IIA P7593
Upper Hulme, Leek

The aircraft was being ferried from No.12 MU at RAF Kirkbride near Carlisle, an aircraft storage depot at the time, to RAF West Malling in Kent by an RAF pilot … Continue reading “1940-11-17|Spitfire Mk.IIA|P7593|No.4 FPP, ATA|Upper Hulme, Leek”

Impact point of Consolidated LB-30A Liberator AM261 on Mullach Buidhe near Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran

10th August 1941
LB-30A Liberator AM261
Mullach Buidhe, Isle of Arran

The aircraft had take off from Heathfield (Ayr) to fly to Gander in eastern Canada with ferry crews onboard with the intention of those crews ferrying new aircraft back across … Continue reading “1941-08-10|LB-30A Liberator|AM261|ATFERO, RAFFC|Mullach Buidhe, Isle of Arran”

30th August 1941
Leopard Moth AV986
No.14 FPP, ATA
Rushup Edge, Derbyshire

Crash site of Wellington Z8424 on Snaefell, Isle of Man - Copyright Peak District Air Accident Research

8th October 1941
Wellington Mk.IC Z8424
Snaefell, Laxey

First Officer Seeds, of Burley Idaho, was attached to No.8 Ferry Pilots’ Pool at Sydenham near Belfast.  On the 8th October 1941 he was detailed to fly Wellington Z8424 from … Continue reading “1941-10-08|Wellington Mk.IC|Z8424|No.8 FPP, ATA|Snaefell, Laxey”

9th October 1941
Proctor R7491
No.16 FPP, ATA
Nr Buxton, Derbyshire

Section of wing at the crash site of Blackburn Botha W5103 on Round Hill, Bleaklow, Longdendale

10th December 1941
Botha Mk.I W5103
Round Hill, Bleaklow

The aircraft was lost whilst on a ferry flight from Blackburn’s factory at Sherburn-in-Elmet near Leeds to Harwarden near Chester.  The pilot was attempting to fly above the cloud which … Continue reading “1941-12-10|Botha Mk.I|W5103|No.7 FPP, RAF|Round Hill, Bleaklow”

Crash site of Miles Master W8479, Arant Haw Fell, Sedburgh, Cumbria

19th December 1941
Master Mk.III W8479
Arant Haw Fell, Cumbria

Master W8479 was being ferried by the Air Transport Auxiliary from Woodley in Berkshire to RAF Lossiemouth via Shawbury and Kirkbride. The aircraft was collected on the 17th December at … Continue reading “1941-12-19|Master Mk.III|W8479|TFPP, ATA|Arant Haw Fell, Cumbria”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford L4597 beside Loch Laidon, Rannoch Moor

2nd March 1942
Oxford Mk.I L4597
Rannoch Moor, Perthshire

The pilot was ferrying the aircraft to No.45 Maintenance Unit at RAF Kinloss from Cambridge in poor weather. While over Rannoch Moor the starboard engine of the aircraft failed, unable … Continue reading “1942-03-02|Oxford Mk.I|L4597|No.4 FPP, ATA|Rannoch Moor, Perthshire”

Crash site of Hawker Hurricane AG680 near Keld, Yorkshire

12th June 1942
Hurricane Mk.IIB AG680
Great Sled Dale, North Yorkshire

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB AG680 of No.5 Ferry Pilots Pool crashed in Great Sled Dale near Keld in North Yorkshire on the 12th June 1942 while being ferried form Henlow to Silloth   Alexander Ronald Leslie-Melville First Officer Pilot Killed  

15th January 1943
Master Mk.III W8840
Bottom House, Leek

The aircraft was being ferried from Sherburn in Elmet, between Leeds and Selby, to No.5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit at RAF Ternhill near Market Drayton in Shropshire. The pilot encountered … Continue reading “1943-01-15|Master Mk.III|W8840|No.7 FPP, ATA|Bottom House, Leek”

The crash site of Bristol Beaufort Mk.I DX118 on Brownhart Law, Cheviot Hills, Northumberland

23rd February 1943
Beaufort Mk.I DX118
No.16 FPP, ATA
Brownhart Law, Northumberland

The aircraft was collected from No.44 Maintenance Unit at RAF Edzell with the intention of it being delivered, along with four other Beauforts, to No.5 OTU at RAF Long Kesh … Continue reading “1943-02-23|Beaufort Mk.I|DX118|No.16 FPP, ATA|Brownhart Law, Northumberland”

Crash site of Beaufighter NE203 near Worlds End, Llangollen

3rd November 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X NE203
World’s End, Wrexham

The aircraft, a brand new Beaufighter Mk.X, was being ferried from the Bristol factory at Weston-Super-Mare to RAF Kirkbride in Cumbria when it dived into the ground on moorland near … Continue reading “1943-11-03|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|NE203|No.2 FPP, ATA|World’s End, Wrexham”

Wreckage in a sheepfold below the crash site of Handley Page Halifax JP182 on Eel Crag, Keswick

24th January 1944
Halifax Mk.II JP182
No.14 FPP, ATA
Eel Crag, Keswick

The aircraft was ferried by two crew from No.14 FPP, stationed at Ringway, from RAF Kinloss in Scotland to No.5 Maintenance Unit at RAF Kemble in Gloucestershire. While on the … Continue reading “1944-01-24|Halifax Mk.II|JP182|No.14 FPP, ATA|Eel Crag, Keswick”

The Packard Merlin engine being recovered from the crash site of Mustang KH838 at Wrightington, Lancashire

15th February 1945
Mustang Mk.IV KH838
No.14 FPP, ATA
Wrightington, Lancashire

On the 15th February 1945 23 year old Third Officer Fairman was flying the second leg of a ferry flight of a brand new North American Mustang Mk.IV from Lockheed … Continue reading “1945-02-15|Mustang Mk.IV|KH838|No.14 FPP, ATA|Wrightington, Lancashire”