Crash site of Hawker Hart K4931 on Esclushm Mountain, Wrexham

12th February 1937
Hart K4931
Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham

The pilot was carrying out a day cross country exercise from RAF Sealand near Chester, the weather was reported to be low cloud with frequent snow showers. When A/P/O Simpson … Continue reading “1937-02-12|Hart|K4931|No.5 FTS, RAF|Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham”

Crash site of Fairey Battle K7589 on Pumlumon Cwmbiga, Hafren Forest, Powys

6th October 1938
Battle K7589
No.226 Sqn, RAF
Pumlumon Cwmbiga, Powys

The crew were on a cross country flight from Harwell to Bardsey Island and back when they entered poor weather over mid-Wales. To the west of Llanidloes P/O MacEwan lost … Continue reading “1938-10-06|Battle|K7589|No.226 Sqn, RAF|Pumlumon Cwmbiga, Powys”

Wreckage at the crash site on Foel Wen of Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV L4873

23rd March 1940
Blenheim Mk.IV L4873
No.90 Sqn, RAF
Foel Wen, Powys

The bodies of the three crew of the aircraft were removed from the crash site by medical personnel from No.11 FTS at RAF Shawbury. They were all buried at St … Continue reading “1940-03-23|Blenheim Mk.IV|L4873|No.90 Sqn, RAF|Foel Wen, Powys”

Bristol Mercury engine from Blenheim Mk.IV L9039 at the Craig yr Ysfa cliffs

8th April 1940
Blenheim Mk.IV L9039
No.13 OTU, RAF
Craig yr Ysfa, Conwy

The aircraft was on a formation cross country flight with two other Blenheim aircraft when it flew into the top of Craig yr Ysfa, after contact was lost with the … Continue reading “1940-04-08|Blenheim Mk.IV|L9039|No.13 OTU, RAF|Craig yr Ysfa, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Fairey Fulmar N4076 on Esclusham Mountain, Minera, Wrexham

5th February 1941
Fulmar N4076
Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham

The pilot was ferrying the aircraft when it crashed on the northern end of Esclusham Mountain above Minera near Wrexham. It has been recorded as being ferried from Worthy Down … Continue reading “1941-02-05|Fulmar|N4076|RN|Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham”

Wreckage at the crash site of He111 1T+EL on Llwydmor

14th April 1941
Heinkel He111 F/4801 1T+EL
3/KG28, Luftwaffe
Llwydmor, Gwynedd

There are two accounts of this crash, the first is that the aircraft had attacked the ship yards at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, before turning southwards to return to France. The second, … Continue reading “1941-04-14|Heinkel He111|F/4801 1T+EL|3/KG28, Luftwaffe|Llwydmor, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire X4843 on Yr Aran near Beddgelert

26th September 1941
Spitfire Mk.I X4843
No.57 OTU, RAF
Yr Aran, Gwynedd

The pilot, a 27 year old former accountant from Australia, was part way through his training course at RAF Hawarden prior to being posted to an operational unit. He had … Continue reading “1941-09-26|Spitfire Mk.I|X4843|No.57 OTU, RAF|Yr Aran, Gwynedd”

Gipsy Major engine at the crash site of de Havilland Queen Bee V4793 on Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, Snowdon

24th February 1942
Queen Bee V4793
Clogwyn Du’r Arrddu, Gwynedd

The de Havilland Queen Bee was a modification of the Tiger Moth bi-plane trainer, it was intended to be used a remotely operated target aircraft. The main modifications were the … Continue reading “1942-02-24|Queen Bee|V4793|No.1 AACU, RAF|Clogwyn Du’r Arrddu, Gwynedd”

Mynydd Moel near Dolgellau, crash site of Vickers Wellington HX433

28th May 1942
Wellington Mk.IC HX433
No.1443 (F) Flt, RAF
Mynydd Moel, Gwynedd

The crew of Wellington HX433 were carrying out a fuel consumption test flight from RAF Harwell near Didcot prior to the aircraft being ferried to the Middle East. The weather … Continue reading “1942-05-28|Wellington Mk.IC|HX433|No.1443 (F) Flt, RAF|Mynydd Moel, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Wellington DV800 on Carnedd Dafydd / Llewelyn

19th July 1942
Wellington Mk.IC DV800
No.27 OTU, RAF
Black Ladders, Gwynedd

The crew were on a day-time cross county navigation exercise from RAF Lichfield, one leg of the flight took the aircraft from Holyhead to Rhyl. It was thought by the … Continue reading “1942-07-19|Wellington Mk.IC|DV800|No.27 OTU, RAF|Black Ladders, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane P3385 on Allt-y-Ceffylau near Blaenau Ffestiniog

9th August 1942
Hurricane Mk.I P3385
Allt-y-Ceffylau, Gwynedd

The pilot was on a flight from Speke near Liverpool to RAF Valley on Anglesey where he was to take part in an air-to-air firing exercise. He had entered cloud … Continue reading “1942-08-09|Hurricane Mk.I|P3385|MSFU, RAF|Allt-y-Ceffylau, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Boeing B-17 41-9098 on Craig Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn, Powys

11th August 1942
B-17E 41-9098
97th BG, USAAF
Cadair Berwyn, Powys

The aircraft took off from Polebrook at 10:30 for cross country flight to Burtonwood, it was expected to arrive around 11:00. At 14:00 the aircraft was reported overdue, shortly afterwards … Continue reading “1942-08-11|B-17E|41-9098|97th BG, USAAF|Cadair Berwyn, Powys”

Crash site of Blackburn Botha Mk.I L6318 on Tal-y-Fan near Conwy

23rd August 1942
Botha Mk.I L6318
Tal-y-Fan, Conwy

(*) Contemporary records show Pendal as a Flight Sergeant, it is probable that he was due to be promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer and this was applied after … Continue reading “1942-08-23|Botha Mk.I|L6318|No.3 SGR, RAF|Tal-y-Fan, Conwy”

Crash site of Douglas C-47 41-7803 on Moel y Gaer, Llangollen, Wales

23rd August 1942
C-47A 41-7803
Moel-y-Gaer, Denbighshire

# = Known to be 14th FG. The aircraft was being used to transfer personnel of the 14th Fighter Group from the US at the beginning of that unit’s deployment … Continue reading “1942-08-23|C-47A|41-7803|64th TCG, USAAF|Moel-y-Gaer, Denbighshire”

Crash site of Whitley BD232 on Foel Fras near Llyn Dulyn, Carneddau

25th September 1942
Whitley Mk.V BD232
No.24 OTU, RAF
Foel Fras, Conwy

The crew of BD232 were on a night cross country flight from Honeybourne near Evesham in Worcestershire with its outward leg being over Wales and out over the Irish Sea … Continue reading “1942-09-25|Whitley Mk.V|BD232|No.24 OTU, RAF|Foel Fras, Conwy”

Lockheed P-38F 41-7677 on Harlech Beach, Gwynedd

27th September 1942
P-38F 41-7677
14th FG, USAAF
Harlech Beach, Gwynedd

The pilot, and aircraft, was among nine pilots who had flown into RAF Llanbedr on the 26th September from Atcham for gunnery practice, swapping places with eight other 14th FG … Continue reading “1942-09-27|P-38F|41-7677|14th FG, USAAF|Harlech Beach, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas Boston Z2186 on Carnedd Dafydd, Snowdonia, Wales

17th October 1942
Boston Mk.III Z2186
No.418 Sqn, RCAF
Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd

The interesting fact that I noticed with the crew was that two of them were navigators, since Air Observer was the term used used for the combined role of navigator … Continue reading “1942-10-17|Boston Mk.III|Z2186|No.418 Sqn, RCAF|Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N4981 on Moel Elilio, Betws Garmon, Caernarfon

20th November 1942
Anson Mk.I N4981
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Moel Eilio, Gwynedd

The crew of N4981 were on a cross country training flight from RAF Penrhos on the Lleyn Peninsular near Pwllheli when after only 25 minutes at around 14:35 the aircraft … Continue reading “1942-11-20|Anson Mk.I|N4981|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Moel Eilio, Gwynedd”

View of the crash site of Hawker Henley L3334 on Craig Cwm Silyn

20th November 1942
Henley L3334
No.1605 (TT) Flt, RAF
Craig Cwm Silyn, Gwynedd

The pilot was carrying out target towing duties from Towyn, near Barmouth, when he disappeared. The aircraft was reported overdue and a search initiated, it was a couple of days … Continue reading “1942-11-20|Henley|L3334|No.1605 (TT) Flt, RAF|Craig Cwm Silyn, Gwynedd”

Rolls Royce Merlin engine recovered from the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIA P7295 on Cadair Berwyn, displayed at the Wartime Aircraft Recovery Group museum at Sleap, Wem, Shropshire

14th December 1942
Spitfire Mk.IIA P7295
No.61 OTU, RAF
Cadair Berwyn, Powys

Sergeant Degail took off from RAF Rednal near Oswestry on a local training flight, at some point in the flight his aircraft struck the very top of Cadair Berwyn. He … Continue reading “1942-12-14|Spitfire Mk.IIA|P7295|No.61 OTU, RAF|Cadair Berwyn, Powys”

Bristol Mercury engine from Westland Lysander T1655 crashed between Cadair Berwyn and Cadair Bronwen on display at the Wartime Aicraft Recovery Group museum at Sleap aerodrome in Shropshire

15th December 1942
Lysander Mk.III T1655
No.61 OTU, RAF
Cadair Bronwen, Wrexham

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Rednal in Shropshire to carry out a search for Spitfire Mk.IIA P7295 which had been lost the day before. The pilot of the … Continue reading “1942-12-15|Lysander Mk.III|T1655|No.61 OTU, RAF|Cadair Bronwen, Wrexham”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EG110 on Foel Grach, the Carneddau, Snowdonia

14th January 1943
Anson Mk.I EG110
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Foel Grach, Conwy

The crew of the aircraft were on a night navigation training exercise from RAF Llandwrog near to Caernarfon, while on the return leg from Shrewsbury at 21:00 the aircraft struck … Continue reading “1943-01-14|Anson Mk.I|EG110|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Foel Grach, Conwy”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington HE466 on Foel Grach in the Carneddau area of Snowdonia

12th February 1943
Wellington Mk.X HE466
No.30 OTU, RAF
Foel Grach, Conwy

The crew of Wellington HE466 were on a cross country navigation training flight from RAF Hixon near Stafford when they flew into the north eastern side of Foel Grach in … Continue reading “1943-02-12|Wellington Mk.X|HE466|No.30 OTU, RAF|Foel Grach, Conwy”

Crash site of Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV V6099 on Elidir Fawr, Llanberis

31st March 1943
Blenheim Mk.IV V6099
No.13 OTU, RAF
Elidir Fawr, Gwynedd

The crew of the aircraft were carrying out a day cross country navigation exercise from RAF Bicester in Oxfordshire during the 31st March 1943. At some point during the flight … Continue reading “1943-03-31|Blenheim Mk.IV|V6099|No.13 OTU, RAF|Elidir Fawr, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Republic P-47 42-7897 on Ffrith Dreborth, Glyndyfrdwy, Llangollen

18th July 1943
P-47D 42-7897
Ffrith Dreborth, Wrexham

The pilot was on a local flying exercise from Atcham near Shrewsbury with three other P-47s when his aircraft crashed on high ground. The investigating officer found that the fuel … Continue reading “1943-07-18|P-47D|42-7897|6th FW, USAAF|Ffrith Dreborth, Wrexham”

Lockheed Hudson at the Royal Air Force Museum

18th August 1943
Ventura Mk.I AE688
No.464 Sqn, RAAF
Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd

The crew were on a night navigation training exercise from No.464 Sqn’s home station of Methwold in Norfolk. They had taken off during the late evening of the 18th August … Continue reading “1943-08-18|Ventura Mk.I|AE688|No.464 Sqn, RAAF|Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N5371 on Foel Fras, Conwy

23rd August 1943
Anson Mk.I N5371
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Foel Fras, Conwy

The crew where on a daytime navigation training flight from Llandwrog near Caernarvon, during the the return leg from Shrewsbury while in cloud, and shortly before 10:30am, the pilot saw a … Continue reading “1943-08-23|Anson Mk.I|N5371|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Foel Fras, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Blackburn Botha L6202 on Llwytmor

28th August 1943
Botha Mk.I L6202
No.11 RS, RAF
Llwytmor, Gwynedd

No.11 Radio School at Hooton Park was responsible for the training of new wireless operators through a course of ground school and airborne practice. On the 28th August 1943 L6202 … Continue reading “1943-08-28|Botha Mk.I|L6202|No.11 RS, RAF|Llwytmor, Gwynedd”

Aircraft wreckage, probably from Avro Anson Mk.I LT184, on Mynydd Perfedd

5th October 1943
Anson Mk.I LT184
Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd

The accidents that befell these two aircraft occurred nearly one year apart, however the proximity of the two crash sites to each other prevents positive identification of either site, especially … Continue reading “1943-10-05|Anson Mk.I|LT184|No.7 AOS, RAF|Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Beaufighter NE203 near Worlds End, Llangollen

3rd November 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X NE203
World’s End, Wrexham

The aircraft, a brand new Beaufighter Mk.X, was being ferried from the Bristol factory at Weston-Super-Mare to RAF Kirkbride in Cumbria when it dived into the ground on moorland near … Continue reading “1943-11-03|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|NE203|No.2 FPP, ATA|World’s End, Wrexham”

Wreckage near Ffynnon Lloer from Avro Anson Mk.I N9855

8th November 1943
Anson Mk.I N9855
No.3 (O)AFU, RAF
Pen yr Ole Wen, Gwynedd

The aircraft and crew were stationed at RAF Halfpenny Green to the south west of Wolverhampton. During the evening of the 8th November 1943 to crew of five took off … Continue reading “1943-11-08|Anson Mk.I|N9855|No.3 (O)AFU, RAF|Pen yr Ole Wen, Gwynedd”

Aircraft wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EF909 on Foel Grach, the Carneddau, Snowdonia

30th November 1943
Anson Mk.I EF909
Foel Grach, Conwy

The crew were on a night cross country navigation exercise from their home base of Jurby, on the northern plain of the Isle of Man. Most routes flown from Jurby … Continue reading “1943-11-30|Anson Mk.I|EF909|No.5 AOS, RAF|Foel Grach, Conwy”

Crash site of Consolidated B-24J 42-99991 / Bachelors Baby on Moelfre, Penmaenmawr, Conwy

7th January 1944
B-24J 42-99991
Moelfre, Conwy

The aircraft was being delivered from the United States to the UK, its crew had flown across the Atlantic via the Southern route, a route frequently used in the winter … Continue reading “1944-01-07|B-24J|42-99991|8th AF, USAAF|Moelfre, Conwy”

Crash site of Grumman Avenger Mk.I FN821 on Trum y Fawnog, Llangynog, the Berwyn Mountains, Powys - Peak District Air Accident Research

3rd February 1944
Avenger Mk.I FN821
No.848 Sqn, RN
Trum y Fawnog, Powys

Grumman Avenger Mk.I FN821 / 4K of No.848 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, crashed on Trum y Fawnog near Llangynog on the 3rd February 1944 The aircraft is reported to … Continue reading “1944-02-03|Avenger Mk.I|FN821|No.848 Sqn, RN|Trum y Fawnog, Powys”

The crash site of Avro Anson LT433 above Llyn Cowlyd during the 1960s

20th February 1944
Anson Mk.I LT433
Llyn Cowlyd, Conwy

The crew were to fly an hourglass shaped route from Cark on the northern side of Morecambe Bay with three intermediate waypoints before returning to Cark. The first leg was … Continue reading “1944-02-20|Anson Mk.I|LT433|SPTU, RAF|Llyn Cowlyd, Conwy”

Crash site of Lockheed P-38 42-67859, Ochlon, Black Mountains

12th April 1944
P-38J 42-67859
370th FG, USAAF
Olchon Valley, Herefordshire

The pilot was on a cross country navigation exercise from Andover, his route was Andover – Aberdovey – Bedford – Andover. It was while flying on the first leg of … Continue reading “1944-04-12|P-38J|42-67859|370th FG, USAAF|Olchon Valley, Herefordshire”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I AX583 on Drum, Conwy

25th April 1944
Anson Mk.I AX583
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Drum, Conwy

The crew of the aircraft were on a night navigation and bombing exercise from RAF Millom in Cumbria. The planned route, to be flown at 2,500ft, was Millom – Beaumaris … Continue reading “1944-04-25|Anson Mk.I|AX583|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Drum, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Republic P-47 42-75101 on Mynydd Copog, Dolgellau, Wales

4th May 1944
P-47D 42-75101
495th FTG, USAAF
Mynydd Copog, Gwynedd

The pilot was performing authorised aerobatics and local flying from Atcham near Shrewsbury, he had flown west across mid Wales and during a series of rolls drifted over higher ground. … Continue reading “1944-05-04|P-47D|42-75101|495th FTG, USAAF|Mynydd Copog, Gwynedd”

Aircraft wreckage, probably from Avro Anson Mk.I LT116, on Mynydd Perfedd

8th June 1944
Anson Mk.I LT116
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd

The accidents that befell these two aircraft occurred nearly one year apart, however the proximity of the two crash sites to each other prevents positive identification of either site, especially … Continue reading “1944-06-08|Anson Mk.I|LT116|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd”

Crash site of P-47 Thunderbolt 41-6195 near Aled Isfa Reservoir, Denbigh

8th July 1944
P-47C 41-6195
495th FTG, USAAF
Aled Isfa, Denbighshire

2nd Lt Wahl was on a training flight from RAF Atcham, near Shrewsbury, with two other P-47 aircraft. He was flying in the No.3 position in a line astern formation. … Continue reading “1944-07-08|P-47C|41-6195|495th FTG, USAAF|Aled Isfa, Denbighshire”

The crash site of Avro Anson MG804 on Foel Fras, the Carneddau

12th July 1944
Anson Mk.I MG804
No.8 (O)AFU, RAF
Foel Fras, Conwy

The crew of the aircraft were on a night navigation training exercise from RAF Mona on Anglesey (now a satellite to RAF Valley). At approximately 02:00 the aircraft struck Foel … Continue reading “1944-07-12|Anson Mk.I|MG804|No.8 (O)AFU, RAF|Foel Fras, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito HX862 on Drum, Conwy

25th September 1944
Mosquito F.B. Mk.VI HX862
No.60 OTU, RAF
Drum, Conwy

The crew of HX862 were on a night intruder exercise from RAF High Ercall in Shropshire as part of their night-fighter training course. Their briefed route was to take them … Continue reading “1944-09-25|Mosquito F.B. Mk.VI|HX862|No.60 OTU, RAF|Drum, Conwy”

Cliffs of Craig y Dulyn with the crash site of C-47 43-48473 part way up

11th November 1944
C-47B 43-48473
Craig y Dulyn, Conwy

The crew were flying the aircraft from Le Borget airport near Paris to Burtonwood in Cheshire. They had departed at 08:30 (local) on the 11th November with a flight of … Continue reading “1944-11-11|C-47B|43-48473|27th ATG, USAAF|Craig y Dulyn, Conwy”

Small quantity of wreckage at the crash site of Airspeed Oxford LB537 on Cornel Min near Llyn Crafnant

13th January 1945
Oxford Mk.I LB537
No.418 Sqn, RCAF
Cornel Min, Conwy

On the morning of the 13th January 1945 four personnel from No.418 Sqn took off in the unit’s Airspeed Oxford to fly to RAF Abbotsinch near to Glasgow (now the … Continue reading “1945-01-13|Oxford Mk.I|LB537|No.418 Sqn, RCAF|Cornel Min, Conwy”

Crash site of B-26G 44-68072 on Y Garn, Snowdonia

1st February 1945
B-26G 44-68072
Y Garn, Gwynedd

The aircraft was one of 16 new B-26 Marauders that were being ferried from the USA to the UK where they would have final preparations for combat and be assigned … Continue reading “1945-02-01|B-26G|44-68072|9th AF, USAAF|Y Garn, Gwynedd”

Memorial plaque at the crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.III NE132, Foel Ddu, Rhinog Fawr, Harlech

6th February 1945
Lancaster Mk.III NE132
No.1653 HCU, RAF
Foel Ddu, Gwynedd

The crew of NE132 were briefed to carry out a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF North Luffenham, near Oakham in Rutland, following a route of just over 700 … Continue reading “1945-02-06|Lancaster Mk.III|NE132|No.1653 HCU, RAF|Foel Ddu, Gwynedd”

Memorial plaque below the crash site of B-17 44-8639 on Craig Cwm Llwyd, Copyright - Peak District Air Accident Research

8th June 1945
B-17G 44-8639
351st BG, USAAF
Craig Cwm Llwyd, Gwynedd

Following the end of conflict in Europe US Forces began to return home, some as their period of service came to an end and others in preparation for the expected … Continue reading “1945-06-08|B-17G|44-8639|351st BG, USAAF|Craig Cwm Llwyd, Gwynedd”

Bristol Mercury engine from Martinet HN888 in Cwm Bwch

21st December 1945
Martinet T.T. Mk.I HN888
No.595 Sqn, RAF
Great Rhos, Powys

The two officers had taken off from RAF Aberporth bound for Castle Bromwich in the West Midlands. When they failed to arrive a search was started with four Spitfires searching … Continue reading “1945-12-21|Martinet T.T. Mk.I|HN888|No.595 Sqn, RAF|Great Rhos, Powys”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford PH242 on Hay Bluff near Hay-on-Wye

7th January 1946
Oxford Mk.I PH242
No.21 (P)AFU, RAF
Hay Bluff, Herefordshire

It may be of interest that 4 days latter Oxford LX673 of No.21 (P)AFU was lost in a fatal accident in the Peak District.

Handley Page Halifax C. Mk.8 G-AIHU

5th December 1947
Halifax C. Mk.8 G-AIHU
Lancashire Aircraft Corporation
Cwm Mountain, Denbighshire

The aircraft, an ex-RAF (although it had only flown 12 hours 40 minutes in their ownership) Halifax that had been converted for freight use, had been flown by its crew, … Continue reading “1947-12-05|Halifax C. Mk.8|G-AIHU|Lancashire Aircraft Corporation|Cwm Mountain, Denbighshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito TV982 in Cwm Llan, Snowdon

21st July 1948
Mosquito T. Mk.III TV982
No.502 Sqn, RAuxAF
Cwm Llan, Gwynedd

For two weeks during July 1948 No.502 Squadron was on detachment to RAF Horsham St Faith near Norwich for their annual Armament Practice Camp. The exercises had finished at the … Continue reading “1948-07-21|Mosquito T. Mk.III|TV982|No.502 Sqn, RAuxAF|Cwm Llan, Gwynedd”

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 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”

Crater at the crash site of de Havilland Vampire VV601 near Llyn Eigiau, the Carneddau, Snowdonia

19th April 1956
Vampire F.B. Mk.5 VV601
Nr Llyn Eigiau, Conwy

The pilot, 19 year old Fleet Air Arm trainee Robert Armitage, was undergoing advanced flying training at No.7 FTS at RAF Valley, having previously trained on Provosts at No.1 FTS … Continue reading “1956-04-19|Vampire F.B. Mk.5|VV601|No.7 FTS, RAF|Nr Llyn Eigiau, Conwy”

Wreckage near the crash site of Auster A.O.P. Mk.6 VF554 in the 1960s

21st October 1956
Auster A.O.P. Mk.6 VF554
No.663 Sqn, RAuxAF
Aber Falls, Gwynedd

The aircraft was assigned to an RAuxAF Squadron but on the flight that ended in this crash was being flown by a Territorial Army pilot from the Royal Artillery. He … Continue reading “1956-10-21|Auster A.O.P. Mk.6|VF554|No.663 Sqn, RAuxAF|Aber Falls, Gwynedd”

Aircraft wreckage, at Ffynnon Llyffant, near the crash site on Carnedd Llewelyn (Snowdonia) of English Electric Canberra WK129

9th December 1957
Canberra B. Mk.2 WK129
Radar Research Establishment, RAF
Carnedd Llewelyn, Conwy

The crew were taking part in testing in conjuction with a Ministry of Supply radar unit positioned on the summit of near by Drum. After completing the test Flt Lt … Continue reading “1957-12-09|Canberra B. Mk.2|WK129|Radar Research Establishment, RAF|Carnedd Llewelyn, Conwy”

Crash site of Avro Anson VV955 on Tal y Fan, Conwy

20th May 1959
Anson Mk.21 VV955
Foel Lwyd, Conwy

The Coastal Command Communications Flight was attached to the Headquarters of RAF Coastal Command to provide transport for staff. On the 20th May 1959 Flight Lieutenant Hart with Flying Officer … Continue reading “1959-05-20|Anson Mk.21|VV955|CCCF, RAF|Foel Lwyd, Conwy”

Crash site of Vulcan XH536 on Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Brecon Beacons

11th February 1966
Vulcan B. Mk.2 XH536
Cottesmore Wing, RAF
Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Powys

The crew of Vulcan XH536, from No.9 Squadron, took off at 13:26 on the 11th February 1966 from RAF Cottesmore near Oakham in Rutland for a cross country flight. The … Continue reading “1966-02-11|Vulcan B. Mk.2|XH536|Cottesmore Wing, RAF|Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Powys”

Crash site of Jodel DR250 G-AVIV on Carnedd Dafydd, Conwy

22nd August 1969
Jodel DR250 G-AVIV
Staverton Flying School Ltd
Carnedd Dafydd, Conwy

The aircraft had been hired by a member of the flying club at Staverton between Cheltenham & Gloucester to fly to Dublin with a passenger on a business trip. Originally … Continue reading “1969-08-22|Jodel DR250|G-AVIV|Staverton Flying School Ltd|Carnedd Dafydd, Conwy”

Crash site of Cessna 337 G-ATNY on Moel Siabod, Dolwyddelan, Conwy

8th June 1979
Cessna 337 G-ATNY
Ron Webster (Midlands) Ltd
Moel Siabod, Conwy

The aircraft had been hired to fly from Coventry Airport at Baginton to Ronaldsway on the Isle of Man. The pilot planned a VFR flight and was to fly via … Continue reading “1979-06-08|Cessna 337|G-ATNY|Ron Webster (Midlands) Ltd|Moel Siabod, Conwy”

Memorial commemorating Fiona McWilliam on Moel Sych near the crash site of Cessna G-BXLJ

12th February 1999
Cessna 172M G-BXLJ
Moel Sych, Powys

The aircraft had been hired from Welshpool airfield by Mr Newton, as he had not flown for nearly 11 weeks he was required by the owner, who required flight experience … Continue reading “1999-02-12|Cessna 172M|G-BXLJ|Civil|Moel Sych, Powys”