Crash site of Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L1476 on Sykes Moor, Bleaklow

30th January 1939
Blenheim Mk.I L1476
No.64 Sqn, RAF
Sykes Moor, Bleaklow

The crew had taken off from Church Fenton to carryout a local flying exercise, both of the crew where fairly new to the Squadron and Church Fenton so were familiarising … Continue reading “1939-01-30|Blenheim Mk.I|L1476|No.64 Sqn, RAF|Sykes Moor, Bleaklow”

Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Blenheim K7076 on Arnagill Moor, Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire

27th January 1941
Blenheim Mk.I K7076
No.54 OTU, RAF
Arnagill Moor, North Yorkshire

The pilot of the aircraft was on a training flight from RAF Church Fenton when the aircraft crashed on Arnagill Moor between Pateley Bridge and Colsterdale. P/O Graham was later … Continue reading “1941-01-27|Blenheim Mk.I|K7076|No.54 OTU, RAF|Arnagill Moor, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Mosquito DD750, White Crag, Silsden, Yorkshire

23rd March 1943
Mosquito N.F. Mk.II DD750
No.25 Sqn, RAF
Silsden, West Yorkshire

The two crew of Mosquito DD750, along with two other crews, had been deployed from their home base at RAF Church Fenton near York to RAF Coltishall in Norfolk during … Continue reading “1943-03-23|Mosquito N.F. Mk.II|DD750|No.25 Sqn, RAF|Silsden, West Yorkshire”

de Havilland Hornet PX244

4th November 1948
Hornet F. Mk.1 PX244
No.41 Sqn, RAF
Radbourne, Derbyshire

While at 8000ft on a “Calibration flight + aerobatics” from Church Fenton both engines cut.  The pilot attempted a forced landing but before slowing, the aircraft ploughed through a hedge … Continue reading “1948-11-04|Hornet F. Mk.1|PX244|No.41 Sqn, RAF|Radbourne, Derbyshire”

Crash site of BAC Jet Provost XW371 at High Salter, Lancaster, Lancashire

3rd July 1979
Jet Provost T. Mk.5A XW371
Roeburndale, Lancashire

The pilot was a cross country navigation flight from RAF Church Fenton, near Tadcaster, in Yorkshire. He was flying east from Lancaster across the northern end of the Forest of … Continue reading “1979-07-03|Jet Provost T. Mk.5A|XW371|No.7 FTS, RAF|Roeburndale, Lancashire”

Small fragments of wreckage at the crash site from Jet Provost T. Mk.5 XW417 near Thirlmere

9th December 1982
Jet Provost T. Mk.5A XW417
Thirlmere, Keswick

The pilot was a Waddington based Vulcan Co-pilot who was on a “Co-pilot Enrichment Scheme” flying training course at RAF Church Fenton based No.7 FTS. This course was designed to … Continue reading “1982-12-09|Jet Provost T. Mk.5A|XW417|No.7 FTS, RAF|Thirlmere, Keswick”