Crash site of Gloster Meteor RA487 on Hagg Side in the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire

8th December 1950
Meteor F. Mk.4 RA487
No.66 Sqn, RAF
Hagg Side, Derwent Valley

The pilot was on a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF Linton-on-Ouse near York when he became lost. As his fuel supply ran low Sgt Harrington attempted to force … Continue reading “1950-12-08|Meteor F. Mk.4|RA487|No.66 Sqn, RAF|Hagg Side, Derwent Valley”

Tail section at the crash site of Gloster Meteor VZ518 & WA791 on Slidden Moss, Longdendale

12th April 1951
Meteor F. Mk.8 WA791 & VZ518
No.66 Sqn, RAF
Sliddens Moss, Black Hill

At 9:15am on Thursday 12th April 1951 a flight of four Meteor jet aircraft took off from RAF Linton-on-Ouse near York for a training flight.  Flying the lead pair were … Continue reading “1951-04-12|Meteor F. Mk.8|WA791 & VZ518|No.66 Sqn, RAF|Sliddens Moss, Black Hill”

Wing from Canadair Sabre XD730 near the crash site on Ashop Moor, Derbyshire

22nd July 1954
Sabre F. Mk.6 XD707 & XD730
No.66 Sqn, RAF
Ashop Moor, Kinder

The aircraft were returning to RAF Linton-on-Ouse near York form an unsuccessful interception exercise during Exercise Dividend when they appear to have either collided in cloud or flown into the … Continue reading “1954-07-22|Sabre F. Mk.6|XD707 & XD730|No.66 Sqn, RAF|Ashop Moor, Kinder”

Crash site of North American Sabre XD733, Hood Hill, North Yorkshire

21st September 1954
Sabre F. Mk.4 XD733
No.66 Sqn, RAF
Hood Hill, Kilburn

The pilot had been carrying out a night cross country exercise from RAF Linton-on-Ouse having taken off at 20:15. About an hour later he returned to the York area from … Continue reading “1954-09-21|Sabre F. Mk.4|XD733|No.66 Sqn, RAF|Hood Hill, Kilburn”