Miles Magister at the Shuttleworth Collection

31st July 1940
Magister Mk.I N3811
Darley Dale, Derbyshire

The pilot was on an afternoon training flight from RAF Burnaston on the edge of Derby. He became disorientated in poor weather and realising that he was in the vicinity … Continue reading “1940-07-31|Magister Mk.I|N3811|No.16 EFTS, RAF|Darley Dale, Derbyshire”

Wreckage, engine firewall and bearers, at the crash site of Miles Master Mk.I N7761 on Broad Law, Scottish Borders

4th August 1940
Master Mk.I N7761
Broad Law, Borders

The aircraft was being transferred from RAF Montrose to Reading, the initial part of its route took the aircraft to Turnhouse on the edge of Edinburgh. At 09:40 on the … Continue reading “1940-08-04|Master Mk.I|N7761|No.3 FPP, ATA|Broad Law, Borders”

Crash site of Miles Master N7500 on Headmark Moss, Dalmellington, Ayrshire

23rd August 1940
Master Mk.I N7500
Dalmellington, Ayrshire

Master N7500 was being ferried from Reading to Montrose where the aircraft was to be assigned to No.8 Flying Training School. The pilot had become lost in cloud while over … Continue reading “1940-08-23|Master Mk.I|N7500|No.3 FPP, ATA|Dalmellington, Ayrshire”

Miles Magister at the Shuttleworth Collection

4th September 1940
Magister Mk.I L8258
Cheddleton, Leek

On the 4th September LAC Coogan, a member of the RAFVR who was from Hobart in Tasmania, was to carry out solo aerobatics from Meir near Stoke-on-Trent, his flight was … Continue reading “1940-09-04|Magister Mk.I|L8258|No.5 EFTS, RAF|Cheddleton, Leek”

Miles Magister at the Shuttleworth Collection

26th November 1940
Magister Mk.I P2427
Nr Leek, Staffordshire

Thomas Brocklebank was only a few hours into his elementary flying training and was on an early solo flight in the local area around Meir when he became lost in … Continue reading “1940-11-26|Magister Mk.I|P2427|No.5 EFTS, RAF|Nr Leek, Staffordshire”

Miles Magister at the Shuttleworth Collection

5th January 1941
Magister Mk.I R1963
Nr Bottom House, Leek

LAC Atherton's grave at Horwich Ridgmont Cemetery.

25th March 1941
Master Mk.I T8324
Nr Hathersage, Derbyshire

The pilot was on a cross country training flight from Ternhill in Shropshire when the aircraft struck high ground in the Outseats area above Hathersage while flying in low cloud. … Continue reading “1941-03-25|Master Mk.I|T8324|No.5 FTS, RAF|Nr Hathersage, Derbyshire”

26th March 1941
Master Mk.I N7870
Youlgreave, Bakewell

The pilot was on Local Flying Practice from RAF Ternhill when he became lost after carrying out a series of steep turns and entered poor weather. He carried out a … Continue reading “1941-03-26|Master Mk.I|N7870|No.5 FTS, RAF|Youlgreave, Bakewell”

Miles Magister at the Shuttleworth Collection

20th April 1941
Magister Mk.I L8139
Meerbrook, Leek

Miles Magister at the Shuttleworth Collection

27th April 1941
Magister Mk.I T9838
Nr Cheddleton, Leek

Miles Magister at the Shuttleworth Collection

24th May 1941
Magister Mk.I L6909
Calton, Ashbourne

The pilot was carrying out dual instruction from RAF Meir on the edge of Stoke on Trent with an un-named pupil when they encountered poor weather and decided to force … Continue reading “1941-05-24|Magister Mk.I|L6909|No.5 EFTS, RAF|Calton, Ashbourne”

Miles Magister at the Shuttleworth Collection

27th August 1941
Magister Mk.I L6908
Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire

The pilot was on a training flight from RAF Burnaston near Derby when he became lost and force landed the aircraft near to Chapel-en-le-Frith. However the aircraft struck a tree … Continue reading “1941-08-27|Magister Mk.I|L6908|No.16 EFTS, RAF|Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire”

Miles Magister at the Shuttleworth Collection

5th December 1941
Magister Mk.I T9823
Atlow, Ashbourne

Pilot Officer Saunders was carrying out a flight test of T9823 from Burnaston near Derby, additionally he was to fly a to Wolverhampton to collect spare parts for the aircraft … Continue reading “1941-12-05|Magister Mk.I|T9823|No.16 EFTS, RAF|Atlow, Ashbourne”

Crash site of Miles Master W8479, Arant Haw Fell, Sedburgh, Cumbria

19th December 1941
Master Mk.III W8479
Arant Haw Fell, Cumbria

Master W8479 was being ferried by the Air Transport Auxiliary from Woodley in Berkshire to RAF Lossiemouth via Shawbury and Kirkbride. The aircraft was collected on the 17th December at … Continue reading “1941-12-19|Master Mk.III|W8479|TFPP, ATA|Arant Haw Fell, Cumbria”

14th May 1942
Master Mk.III W8455
Lyme Green, Macclesfield

The aircraft was being used for delivering spares to an unrecorded destination, No.3 A.D. Flt being based at Hawarden, when the pilot became lost in bad weather and decided to … Continue reading “1942-05-14|Master Mk.III|W8455|No.3 ADF, RAF|Lyme Green, Macclesfield”

Crash site of Miles Master Mk.III W8474 at Mottram-in-Longdendale

19th July 1942
Master Mk.III W8474
No.16 FTS, RAF
Mottram, Hyde

LAC Gowkowski was on a cross country flight from RAF Newton near Nottingham. His aircraft was seen circling around the Mottram area before the aircraft struck a high tension cable … Continue reading “1942-07-19|Master Mk.III|W8474|No.16 FTS, RAF|Mottram, Hyde”

12th October 1942
Master Mk.III W8455
King Sterndale, Buxton

17th October 1942
Master Mk.III W8560
Bollington, Cheshire

The pilot was on a training flight with the purpose of practicing forced landing approaches, however while conducting this he became lost on bad weather and found himself having to … Continue reading “1942-10-17|Master Mk.III|W8560|No.5 FTS, RAF|Bollington, Cheshire”

15th January 1943
Master Mk.III W8840
Bottom House, Leek

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 … Continue reading “1943-01-15|Master Mk.III|W8840|No.7 FPP, ATA|Bottom House, Leek”

21st March 1943
Master Mk.III W8761
No.16 FTS, RAF
Camp Hill, Tideswell

The aircraft was being use for formation flying practice from RAF Newton near Nottingham with the pupil leading the formation. They encountered poor visibility and became separated from the rest … Continue reading “1943-03-21|Master Mk.III|W8761|No.16 FTS, RAF|Camp Hill, Tideswell”

1st July 1943
Master Mk.II DK912
No.17 (P)AFU, RAF
Thorncliffe, Leek

The pilot had taken off on a training flight from RAF Calveley near Nantwich when he became disorientated in the summer haze and could not find land marks that he … Continue reading “1943-07-01|Master Mk.II|DK912|No.17 (P)AFU, RAF|Thorncliffe, Leek”

Wreckage at the crash site of Miles Martinet MS554 on West Bolton Moor in the Yorkshire Dales

4th December 1943
Martinet T.T. Mk.I MS554
No.1651 Flight, RAF
West Bolton Moor, North Yorkshire

The pilot and passenger were engaged on a weather reconnaissance flight from RAF Dalton when they became lost in lost cloud and flew into the ground on West Bolton Moor … Continue reading “1943-12-04|Martinet T.T. Mk.I|MS554|No.1651 Flight, RAF|West Bolton Moor, North Yorkshire”

Bristol Mercury engine from Martinet HN888 in Cwm Bwch

21st December 1945
Martinet T.T. Mk.I HN888
No.595 Sqn, RAF
Great Rhos, Powys

The two officers had taken off from RAF Aberporth bound for Castle Bromwich in the West Midlands. When they failed to arrive a search was started with four Spitfires searching … Continue reading “1945-12-21|Martinet T.T. Mk.I|HN888|No.595 Sqn, RAF|Great Rhos, Powys”

Wreckage at the crash site of Miles Hawk G-ALGJ on Lank Rigg in the Lake District

22nd July 1952
Hawk Trainer Mk.3 G-ALGJ
Lank Rigg, Cleator Moor

The pilot, and owner of the aircraft since it was first registered after release from RAF surplus in 1949, was flying the aircraft from Blackpool to Carlisle when he entered … Continue reading “1952-07-22|Hawk Trainer Mk.3|G-ALGJ|Civil|Lank Rigg, Cleator Moor”

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”