Miles Master Mk.III W8840 crash near Bottom House, Leek, on the 15th January 1943 while being ferried by No.7 Ferry Pilots Pool


Patrick Morgan Trevor-Williams 1st Officer ATA Pilot Killed


The aircraft was being ferried from Sherburn in Elmet, between Leeds and Selby, to No.5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit at RAF Ternhill near Market Drayton in Shropshire. The pilot encountered un-forecast bad weather in the Buxton – Leek – Ashbourne area and shortly after flew into the ground at Bottom House.

The area where the aircraft crashed has been used a farm tip and it has not been possible to locate any aircraft remains.