Crash site of Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4055 near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

23rd May 1940
Hampden Mk.I L4055
No.83 Sqn, RAF
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

The crew of L4055 had taken off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire on at 21:00 on the 22nd May to carry out an attack on Munchen Gladbach. They had been … Continue reading “1940-05-23|Hampden Mk.I|L4055|No.83 Sqn, RAF|Holmfirth, West Yorkshire”

Wright Cyclone engines at the crash site of RB-29A 44-61999 close to Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow

3rd November 1948
RB-29A 44-61999
91st RG, USAF
Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow

On the 3rd November 1948 RB-29A 44-61999 was being used for a flight from Scampton near Lincoln to Burtonwood near Warrington, a flight of less than a hour.  Low cloud … Continue reading “1948-11-03|RB-29A|44-61999|91st RG, USAF|Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow”

Overview of the crash site of Boeing B-29 44-62276 in Succoth Glen below Beinn Tharsuinn near Lochgoilhead

17th January 1949
B-29A 44-62276
301st BG, USAF
Beinn Tharsuinn, Argyll

The aircraft was being returned from deployment to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to its home air station in the USA. The first leg of the flight was to Keflavik in … Continue reading “1949-01-17|B-29A|44-62276|301st BG, USAF|Beinn Tharsuinn, Argyll”

Propeller hub near the crash site of Avro Lincoln RF511 on Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd, Wales - Copyright Peak District Air Accident Research

15th March 1950
Lincoln B. Mk.2 RF511
No.230 OCU, RAF
Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd

During the night of the 14th / 15th March 1950 a number of Lincolns took off on cross country exercise from RAF Hemswell and RAF Scampton, one of these aircraft … Continue reading “1950-03-15|Lincoln B. Mk.2|RF511|No.230 OCU, RAF|Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd”

Crash site of English Electric Canberra WH669 at Dilhorne, Staffordshire

27th March 1953
Canberra B. Mk.2 WH669
No.10 Sqn, RAF
Dilhorne, Staffordshire

The crew were carrying out Local Continuation Training from RAF Scampton near Lincoln, this included approach training from high level. The approach training was a mixture of B.A.B.S (Beam Approach … Continue reading “1953-03-27|Canberra B. Mk.2|WH669|No.10 Sqn, RAF|Dilhorne, Staffordshire”