Air Crash Sites

Air Crash Sites
Avro Anson LT741, air crash site on Black Combe


6 comments on “Air Crash Sites
  1. James says:

    I’ve been looking for photo’s of a crashed British World Airlines Vickers Viscount that came down in Drointon Woods south west of Uttoxeter on Feb 25 1994.
    I’ve found pre crash photo’s when the aircraft served with other operators and two pictures of wreckage in the AAIB hangar weeks after the crash, but as yet can’t find any of the actual crash site.
    Can anyone help?


  2. Trying to find date plane crashed on holly lodge playing field Liverpool

  3. D Wells says:

    I understand from more senior locals that a Spitfire crashed into my Field in 1945, after the war had just finished and as part of the “Wings for Victory Air Display” over Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Can’t find any further details though – any ideas ?

    • Ian D B says:

      Hi, it is not a crash I am aware of. I have looked at what records I have, and have just been looking through the book, “Seeing It Through – Halifax and Calderdale During World War II” by Peter Thomas and can find no reference to any such crash.

      However, there is a reference to a flypast of Spitfires over Elland, to raise money to ‘adopt’ a Spitfire. This was earlier in the war though, when such drives started and the people of Elland had raised £6,600 by November 1940 to buy a Spitfire.

      Doesn’t help with your query but might shed some light on how the story emerged?


  4. Allan young says:

    I live in Stsamford lincolnshire which boarders Rutland I am trying to find the actual crash site of a Dakota C47 and a C53 Skytrainer whixch killed at least 19 Polish Paratroopers the planes came down in Tinwell meadows next to the river Welland but just where I cannot find

    • Ian D B says:

      Hi Allan,

      I just googled round looking for info on this crash. One webpage says “The aircraft crashed down in the meadows on the Ketton side of Tinwell by the river Welland.” I also saw a comment on facebook by a Tom Carlill (Carlill Photography) who was involved in the memorial service, and he wrote a comment on a public facebook page saying “The Dakotas that crashed in the Tinwell crash crashed at the end of my garden” so he might be someone to ask?


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