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Mr Wallace Cubitt was the owner of this ex-RAF jet fighter. A very experienced pilot, he was killed when his aircraft dived into Broomhead Moor in the Peak District while flying to an airshow near Preston on June 11 1993.

The impact crater is surrounded by fragments of debris. Mr Cubitt and his aircraft remain buried beneath the moor as water pouring into the crater prevented a complete recovery. The cause of the crash is unknown.

Bokeh layer courtesy of Skeletalmess

Click here for a photo of this aircraft in its RAF livery.

22 comments on “g
  1. **Hazel** says:

    A very sad story Ian, a shame that the body wasn’t recovered too!!! Love your photo and wonderful processing with the texture! Great detail!!!:)

  2. pasujoba says:

    I like the treatment Ian , and a well done on finding a shot of the very aircraft itself ! A graceful machine >

  3. andyholmfirth says:

    Like the background ! Thought you’d discovered some new moorland weather for a second !

  4. rob of rochdale says:

    Love those different tones on the gorse

  5. Keartona says:

    I’ve heard some people see lights on the moors but never like is ;D

  6. Tech Owl says:

    You’ve managed a very delicate shot here Ian -? Nice work

  7. mick cooke says:

    was out with the rangers on a walk when he told us about this ian, this was some years back, great photo ian , great photo of the moors
    all the best

  8. P_H_I_L_L says:

    Brilliant. Lots going on in this one. Great almost surreal tones, the bokeh effect looks good, like its been caused by water on the lens and the stark white cross off to the side.

    A great picture without the story, but as always you always bring out some emotion from the shot with the background.

    I think my all time favourite of yours so far.

  9. SolarScot. says:

    a really sad story Ian

  10. het broertje van.. says:

    ……………sad story indeed man…….but…….a grave with a view Ian!!!


  11. The_Photo_Boy says:

    This is ace, great shot

  12. C J Paul (chris) says:

    nice work ian like the texture work in the sky ,
    what a great looking aircarft…

  13. P.A.B. says:

    Sad story, but a nice shot Ian, I thought at first the b***h layer was drizzle or mist on the lens, works really well though!

  14. Ian D B says:

    Thanks very much for your thoughts everyone, I was a bit unsure of it to be honest.


    Yes, my first recorded use of the B Word!
    I tried to resist.

  15. Benoit Foisy says:

    What a way to honor someone’s memory with this amazing picture.

  16. Neal. says:

    i remember this in the news at the time, what a way to go.

  17. Pleasureprinciple2012 says:

    Another poignant story and picture to with it, what is the light effects that you have in the sky, it works very well.

  18. Tony-H says:

    Ah yes, I recall seeing this bird at an airshow many years back …. didn’t realise it had crashed … RIP

    I lie the bubble effect … very ethereal, like spirits rising to heaven …..

  19. Hotpix [LRPS] Hanx for 1.5M Views says:

    Wow. made even more touching with teh use of that texture. Well done!

    I like it Ian!
    Have a super ‘Hornby‘ Sunday.

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  20. Billy Currie says:

    Great bokeh in the sky there, very nice

  21. McAlister says:

    What a sad story Ian. I’m glad the site is marked.

  22. brackenb (Away in Pembrokeshire) says:

    Amazing image, the cross makes it for me. Thanks for the info on the Wellington Bomber BTW!

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