de Havilland Mosquito Mk.XVI PF395 coded 8K-K of No.571 sqn (RAF Fast Night Striking Force) crashed on Dean Rocks near Mossley 22nd October 1944
|Ernest Douglas Scotland||Flying Officer||Pilot||Killed|
|Humphrey Rupert Cruse Soan||Sergeant||Navigator||Killed|
The crew of the aircraft had successfully completed their raid on Hamburg and were returning to RAF Oakington near Cambridge when the port engine failed due to a cylinder head gasket failure. The port engine drove much of the electrical and hydraulic equipment on the aircraft and as such the crew lost to use of their radio which was needed to safely guide the aircraft home. The crew ended up flying across England and were seen flying in the area near Oldham before flying into high ground above Dovestones Reservoir.