de Havilland Dragon G-ADEE of Railway Air Services, crashed near Bleasdale in the Forest of Bowland on the 26th October 1935

de Havilland Dragon


Cedric Rex Crow Captain Pilot Killed
Ronald Swales Mr Passenger Killed


The aircraft was being flown from Liverpool’s Speke airport to Ronaldsway on the Isle of Man via Blackpool.  The aircraft had taken off at around 11:35 from Speke for the short flight to Blackpool, the pilot was contacted by wireless at 11:50 and again at 11:55 by Blackpool. The pilot of the aircraft was not heard from after this communication. The burned out remains of the Dragon was found later in the day on the fell above Bleasdale.

The site was visited in 2007 as part of a L.A.I.T. site investigation.

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon G-ADEE on Fairsnape Fell, Bleasdale, Lancashire
Virtually nothing of any real size remains at the site today, the scar at the site contains burnt pieces of aluminium and the odd piece of wood.