Crash site of Avro Anson L7949 on Lairdside Hill near Lochwinnoch

19th September 1938
Anson Mk.I L7949
Lairdside Hill, Renfrewshire

The crash was reported in the Scotsman as occurring while the aircraft was descending through cloud towards Prestwick while flying from Newcastle.  The aircraft’s pilot John Charlesley walked the mile … Continue reading “1938-09-19|Anson Mk.I|L7949|No.12 E&RFTS, RAF|Lairdside Hill, Renfrewshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-AERE on Ettersgill Common, Teesdale, County Durham

20th June 1939
Dragon Rapide G-AERE
British American Air Services
Ettersgill, County Durham

British American Air Services had been chartered to provide an aircraft to fly John Crouch, a jockey retained to ride horses belonging to HM King George VI, from Heston in … Continue reading “1939-06-20|Dragon Rapide|G-AERE|British American Air Services|Ettersgill, County Durham”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-AFMF on Simonburn Common, Hexham, Northumberland

19th February 1954
Dragon Rapide G-AFMF
Oldstead Aircraft
Simonburn Common, Northumberland

The aircraft, which was operated from Sunderland as a private charter aircraft, was being flown from Wolsington (Newcastle Airport) to Dublin with the Durham University Amateur Boxing team as passengers. … Continue reading “1954-02-19|Dragon Rapide|G-AFMF|Oldstead Aircraft|Simonburn Common, Northumberland”