23rd November 1934
DH80A Puss Moth G-AAZN
Bradnop, Leek

The 24 year old owner, and pilot, of the aircraft was flying from Southampton to Barton Aerodrome near Manchester when he encountered thick fog. While flying in these low visibility … Continue reading “1934-11-23|DH80A Puss Moth|G-AAZN|Civil|Bradnop, Leek”

de Havilland DH60X Cirrus Moth

18th July 1938
DH60M Moth K1112
Buxton, Derbyshire

The pilot of the aircraft, a member of the RAF Volunteer Reserve, was on a cross country exercise from Barton aerodrome via Brough in East Yorkshire and Tollerton in Nottinghamshire. … Continue reading “1938-07-18|DH60M Moth|K1112|No.17 EFTS, RAF|Buxton, Derbyshire”

de Havilland Canada Chipmunk WB579 the day after it crashed on Arnfield Moor, Tintwhistle

3rd July 1951
Chipmunk T. Mk.10 WB579
Arnfield Moor, Tintwhistle

The events leading up to the accident and the aftermath are described below by Harry Wright, as recalled in December 2004. “The weather on the day was rather cloudy with … Continue reading “1951-07-03|Chipmunk T. Mk.10|WB579|No.2 RFS, RAF|Arnfield Moor, Tintwhistle”

Auster Mk.III

20th September 1952
Auster J1 Autocrat G-ALUE
Axe Edge Moor, Buxton

The two men, both from the Stockport area had flown the aircraft from Barton (where the aircraft was registered to Light Planes (Lancashire) Ltd) to Lympne in Kent. They were … Continue reading “1952-09-20|Auster J1 Autocrat|G-ALUE|Civil|Axe Edge Moor, Buxton”

Miles Hawk G-AJSF before it crashed

29th July 1957
Hawk Trainer Mk.3 G-AJSF
Blackpool & Fylde Aero Club
Kinder Low End

Miles Hawk Trainer Mk.3 G-AJSF, flew into Kinder Low End on the 29th July 1957 whilst flying from Squires Gate, Blackpool, to Barton aerodrome in west Manchester, the flight should have lasted only 15 minutes but a 30 knot tail wind caused the aircraft to overshoot its destination in cloud   William Warburton Hall Mr … Continue reading “1957-07-29|Hawk Trainer Mk.3|G-AJSF|Blackpool & Fylde Aero Club|Kinder Low End”

Crash site of Flight Design CTSW G-CFAZ on Saddleworth Moor, Oldham

9th October 2008
Flight Design CTSW G-CFAZ
Saddleworth Moor, Oldham

The aircraft, which was registered as a microlight and owned by a consortium, was being flown from Barton to Shacklewell Lodge in Rutland when it dived into the moorland after … Continue reading “2008-10-09|Flight Design CTSW|G-CFAZ|Civil|Saddleworth Moor, Oldham”