Wreckage at the crash site of Beechcraft C-45 44-47194 on Black Combe, Millom, Cumbria

12th March 1947
C-45 44-47194
371st ASG, USAF
Black Combe, Millom

At around 14:00 on the 12th March Capt Daner & 1st Lt Garner left Prestwick in Ayrshire for RAF Bovingdon in Hertfordshire where they would then fly onwards to Germany. … Continue reading “1947-03-12|C-45|44-47194|371st ASG, USAF|Black Combe, Millom”

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”

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas C-54A 45-543 on Stake House Fell, Garstang, Lancashire

7th January 1949
C-54A 45-543
61st TCG, USAF
Stake House Fell, Lancashire

The aircraft was being transferred from Rhein-Main Air Force Base near Frankfurt to RAF Burtonwood near Warrington for scheduled maintenance work. It had taken off at 13:12 and was to … Continue reading “1949-01-07|C-54A|45-543|61st TCG, USAF|Stake House Fell, Lancashire”

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”

Memorial and wreckage close to the crash site of Boeing KB-29P 44-83950 at Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

7th July 1951
KB-29P 44-83950
2nd BW, USAF
Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk at 09:17 (BST) for a Radar Navigation Flight which was to be followed by 4 hours of Air to Air … Continue reading “1951-07-07|KB-29P|44-83950|2nd BW, USAF|Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway”

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”

Wreckage at the crash site of Gloster Javelin XA662 on Apedale moor, Castle Bolton, Yorkshire

29th September 1959
Javelin F.A.W. Mk.5 XA662
No.228 OCU, RAF
Apedale, North Yorkshire

The crew were on a training flight from RAF Leeming near Northallerton. While over the Wensleydale area the aircraft suffered an engine fire and the other shut down after a … Continue reading “1959-09-29|Javelin F.A.W. Mk.5|XA662|No.228 OCU, RAF|Apedale, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of McDonnell F-101C 56-0013 at the crash site on Maol Odhar, Strontian

7th May 1964
F-101C 56-0013
81st TFW, USAF
Maol Odhar, Inverness-shire

The aircraft was one of a flight which had taken off from RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk for a cross country exercise. While heading south west along the Great Glen near … Continue reading “1964-05-07|F-101C|56-0013|81st TFW, USAF|Maol Odhar, Inverness-shire”

McDonnell RF-4C Phantom 64-1018 at RAF Alconbury

6th May 1970
RF-4C 64-1018
10th TRW, USAF
Unthank Plantation, Millthorpe

RF-4C Phantom 64-1018 of the 1st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron / 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing USAFE based at RAF Alconbury near Huntingdon, crashed at Unthank Plantation near Millthorpe, Dronfield on the 6th May 1970 after suffering engine problems, both crew ejected from the aircraft   Donald Tokar Major Pilot Injured Peter Dunn Major Navigator OK  

Crater at the crash site of General Dynamics F-111E 68-0081 near Shap, Cumbria

5th March 1975
F-111E 68-0081
20th TFW, USAF
Saddle Crags, Shap

The two crew were on a low level exercise from RAF Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire when the aircraft struck a bird, this shattered a section of the windshield and caused … Continue reading “1975-03-05|F-111E|68-0081|20th TFW, USAF|Saddle Crags, Shap”

Crash site of McDonnell RF-4C Phantom on Cairnsmore of Fleet near Newton Stewart

28th March 1979
RF-4C 68-0566
10th TRW, USAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a low level reconnaissance training flight from RAF Alconbury near Huntingdon when the aircraft struck the southern side of Eastman’s Cairn, a ridge which extends west … Continue reading “1979-03-28|RF-4C|68-0566|10th TRW, USAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial overlooking the crash site of General Dynamics F-111E 68-0003 on Craignaw, Glen Trool near Newton Stewart

19th December 1979
F-111E 68-0003
20th TFW, USAF
Craignaw, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a training flight from Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire when the aircraft flew into a rocky outcrop on the south western side of Craignaw above Loch Neldricken … Continue reading “1979-12-19|F-111E|68-0003|20th TFW, USAF|Craignaw, Dumfries & Galloway”

27th November 1986
Jaguar GR1A XX732
No.226 OCU, RAF
Stock Hill, Borders

Captain Buteau was a United States Air Force officer taking part in the Officer Exchange programme with the RAF. Before entering the Officer Exchange programme he was a flying instructor … Continue reading “1986-11-27|Jaguar GR1A|XX732|No.226 OCU, RAF|Stock Hill, Borders”