Avro Anson MG464 of the Air Navigation & Bombing School crashed on Grisedale Pike, near Keswick, on the 17th November 1944
|Robert William Bradford||Flying Officer RCAF||Pilot||Survived|
|William Edward Craber||Flight Sergeant||?||Survived|
|Elwyn Morgan||Leading Aircraftman||Navigator (u/t)||Killed|
|Ronald Tom Myatt||Aircraftman 2nd Class||?||Survived|
The crew of MG464 were on a night cross country flight from RAF Jurby on the Isle of Man and were probably returning to there when they flew into the steep scree covered slopes of Grisedale Pike above Force Crag mine near Keswick at around 21:15. Despite occurring on such a steep slope three of the four airmen survived the crash.
Within two hours of the crash the RAF mountain rescue team at RAF Millom had been notified of the incident and set out for Keswick. The MRT at Millom notified RAF Silloth who depatched their medical team and station engineering officer. The three survivors were brought off the mountain and taken to Keswick cottage hospital while the body of LAC Morgan was taken to Silloth before being returned to his family for burial.