The crash site of Bristol Beaufort Mk.I DX118 on Brownhart Law, Cheviot Hills, Northumberland

23rd February 1943
Beaufort Mk.I DX118
No.16 FPP, ATA
Brownhart Law, Northumberland

The aircraft was collected from No.44 Maintenance Unit at RAF Edzell with the intention of it being delivered, along with four other Beauforts, to No.5 OTU at RAF Long Kesh … Continue reading “1943-02-23|Beaufort Mk.I|DX118|No.16 FPP, ATA|Brownhart Law, Northumberland”

Crash site of Dornier Do217 1182 / U5+KP at Steel Rigg, Haltwhistle, Northumberland

25th March 1943
Do217E-4 1182 / U5+KP
4/KG2, Luftwaffe
Steel Rigg, Northumberland

The night of the 24th into the 25th March 1943 saw an attack against Edinburgh by a mixed fleet of Junkers 88 and Dornier 217 medium bombers operating from a … Continue reading “1943-03-25|Do217E-4|1182 / U5+KP|4/KG2, Luftwaffe|Steel Rigg, Northumberland”

Memorial at the crash site of Ju88 144354 on Linhope RIgg, Northumberland

25th March 1943
Ju88A-14 144354
I/KG6, Luftwaffe
Linhope Rigg, Powburn, Northumberland

On the night of the 24th/25th March 1943 a number of aircraft left air stations in France and Holland to carry out a raid against Edinburgh. Shortly after midnight on … Continue reading “1943-03-25|Ju88A-14|144354|I/KG6, Luftwaffe|Linhope Rigg, Powburn, Northumberland”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-AFMF on Simonburn Common, Hexham, Northumberland

19th February 1954
Dragon Rapide G-AFMF
Oldstead Aircraft
Simonburn Common, Northumberland

The aircraft, which was operated from Sunderland as a private charter aircraft, was being flown from Wolsington (Newcastle Airport) to Dublin with the Durham University Amateur Boxing team as passengers. … Continue reading “1954-02-19|Dragon Rapide|G-AFMF|Oldstead Aircraft|Simonburn Common, Northumberland”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Venom WR557 at Farlam Currick, Croglin Fell

4th March 1957
Venom F.B. Mk.4 WR557
No.22 MU, RAF
Farlam Currick, Northumberland

Flight Lieutenant Marshall had taken off from RAF Silloth in Cumbria for a test flight in WR557. Just over fifteen minutes into the flight Flt Lt Marshall reported that the … Continue reading “1957-03-04|Venom F.B. Mk.4|WR557|No.22 MU, RAF|Farlam Currick, Northumberland”