Crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I LW959 at Henbury, Maccesfield

29th September 1943
Oxford Mk.I LW959
No.21 (P)AFU, RAF
Henbury, Cheshire

The instructor, who was onboard as a Safety Pilot, and student were carrying out a day cross country flight from Wheaton Aston near Stafford. The briefed route was Wheaton Aston … Continue reading “1943-09-29|Oxford Mk.I|LW959|No.21 (P)AFU, RAF|Henbury, Cheshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I LX518 on Featherbed Moss, Outer Edge, Margary Hill

18th October 1943
Oxford Mk.I LX518
No.21 (P)AFU, RAF
Margary Hill, Derwent Valley

At 20:45pm on the 18th October 1943 P/O Denis Kyne took off from Wheaton Aston, which is between Stafford and Telford, for a solo night cross country navigation flight along … Continue reading “1943-10-18|Oxford Mk.I|LX518|No.21 (P)AFU, RAF|Margary Hill, Derwent Valley”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I HN594 on Brown Knoll between Chinley and Edale, Derbyshire

28th December 1945
Oxford Mk.I HN594
No.21 (P)AFU, RAF
Brown Knoll, Edale

One of the two pilots, Ted Croker, went on in life to play football for Charlton Athletic, who he was already playing for in 1945, and be Chief Executive of … Continue reading “1945-12-28|Oxford Mk.I|HN594|No.21 (P)AFU, RAF|Brown Knoll, Edale”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford PH242 on Hay Bluff near Hay-on-Wye

7th January 1946
Oxford Mk.I PH242
No.21 (P)AFU, RAF
Hay Bluff, Herefordshire

It may be of interest that 4 days latter Oxford LX673 of No.21 (P)AFU was lost in a fatal accident in the Peak District.

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I LX673 in Wildboarclough near Macclesfield, Cheshire

11th January 1946
Oxford Mk.I LX673
No.21 (P)AFU, RAF
Wildboarclough, Macclesfield

The pupil pilot was receiving training in the use of Standard Beam Approach equipment and had been airborne from Wheaton Aston for some 37 minutes when, at 09:45 the aircraft … Continue reading “1946-01-11|Oxford Mk.I|LX673|No.21 (P)AFU, RAF|Wildboarclough, Macclesfield”