de Havilland Canada Chipmunk WB579 the day after it crashed on Arnfield Moor, Tintwhistle

3rd July 1951
Chipmunk T. Mk.10 WB579
No.2 RFS, RAF
Arnfield Moor, Tintwhistle

The events leading up to the accident and the aftermath are described below by Harry Wright, as recalled in December 2004. “The weather on the day was rather cloudy with … Continue reading “1951-07-03|Chipmunk T. Mk.10|WB579|No.2 RFS, RAF|Arnfield Moor, Tintwhistle”

Crash site of de Havilland Canada Chipmunk WD326 near Malham, Yorkshire

27th June 1953
Chipmunk T. Mk.10 WD326
No.19 RFS, RAF
Malham, North Yorkshire

The two crew had taken the aircraft out on a training flight from Woodvale.  F/O Vallance, who was a lecturer in botany at Liverpool University, had planned to fly to … Continue reading “1953-06-27|Chipmunk T. Mk.10|WD326|No.19 RFS, RAF|Malham, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Canada L-20A Beaver 52-6145

5th December 1956
L-20A 52-6145
81st FBW, USAF
Bramah Edge, Bleaklow

The aircraft was flying from Sculthorpe near Fakenham in Norfolk to Burtonwood so the passenger, also a pilot, could pick up an F-84 which had been at Burtonwood for maintenance … Continue reading “1956-12-05|L-20A|52-6145|81st FBW, USAF|Bramah Edge, Bleaklow”

Crash site of de Havilland Canada Chipmunk WP968 on Smithills Moor, Winter Hill, Bolton, Lancashire

22nd December 1965
Chipmunk T. Mk.10 WP968
Manchester UAS, RAF
Smithills Moor, Greater Manchester

The two crew of the aircraft were on a training flight from Woodvale near Southport when, as an article in the Bolton Evening News described, the aircraft developed a fault. … Continue reading “1965-12-22|Chipmunk T. Mk.10|WP968|Manchester UAS, RAF|Smithills Moor, Greater Manchester”