Main undercarriage from Douglas Dakota KK194 on Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mul

1st February 1945
Dakota Mk.IV KK194
No.45 Group, RAF
Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mull

The aircraft, built as a C-47B-20-DK with the USAAF serial 43-49709, was being used for a trans-Atlantic ferry flight. It was while flying the leg from Iceland to Prestwick when … Continue reading “1945-02-01|Dakota Mk.IV|KK194|No.45 Group, RAF|Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mull”

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas Dakota KG502 on Cold Fell, Castle Carrock, Cumbria

3rd February 1946
Dakota Mk.III KG502
No.1383 TCU, RAF
Cold Fell, Cumbria

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. … Continue reading “1946-02-03|Dakota Mk.III|KG502|No.1383 TCU, RAF|Cold Fell, Cumbria”

Crash site of Douglas Dakota G-AHCY at Wimberry Stones, Greenfield

19th August 1949
Dakota G-AHCY
British European Airways
Wimberry Stones, Greenfield

The aircraft had been built for the RAF and carried the serial number KG348, it had also been issued with a USAAF serial when it was built, this was 42-92543. … Continue reading “1949-08-19|Dakota|G-AHCY|British European Airways|Wimberry Stones, Greenfield”

Crash site of Douglas Dakota St Kevin, EI-AFL, in Cwm Edno, Dolwyddelan, Conwy

10th January 1952
Dakota EI-AFL
Aer Lingus
Cwm Edno, Conwy

EI-AFL had taken off from Northolt in London on a scheduled passenger service to Dublin with twenty passengers and three crew onboard. The flight took off from Northolt at 17:25 … Continue reading “1952-01-10|Dakota|EI-AFL|Aer Lingus|Cwm Edno, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Daktoa G-AMVC on Croglin Fell, Penrith, Cumbria

17th October 1961
Dakota G-AMVC
BKS Air Transport Ltd
Croglin Fell, Cumbria

The aircraft and crew were all based at Yeadon, Captin Mose was BKS Air Transport’s senior pilot at the airfield. The aircraft had been chartered to fly a party of … Continue reading “1961-10-17|Dakota|G-AMVC|BKS Air Transport Ltd|Croglin Fell, Cumbria”