Piper Saratoga G-BNJS on Bowfell.

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Piper Saratoga G-BNJS on Bowfell

Pilot Mr A R Hiscox was killed when his light aircraft crashed on Bowfell on November 29th 1987 in low cloud.

12 comments on “Piper Saratoga G-BNJS on Bowfell.
  1. Tech Owl says:

    Although this is more recent than some, the wreckage looks surprisingly ‘fresh’. It could be the materials used of course.
    Good info and shot as usual Ian

  2. pasujoba says:

    Great shot Ian . It worked very well , It looks very steep like this . I never even noticed !

  3. Lo Scorpione says:

    @pasujoba: now you spoilt the effect 🙂
    Nice discovery, Ian!


    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

  4. pasujoba says:

    Oh , its not an effect , it really is steep , very steep , I just never noticed that much whilst there , I was preoccupied with the wreck .:-)

  5. pasujoba says:

    Oh , its not an effect , it really is steep , very steep , I just never noticed that much whilst there , I was preoccupied with the wreck .:-)
    here is a link to a shot of this fell and I have marked the gulley we are in with a note .
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasujoba44/4180624829/

  6. alan says:

    Hello ‘Ian’. I think I may have ‘posted’ on under wrong name. My friends uncle was the pilot. Ha has expressed a wish to visit the site and pay his respects. Could you let me have a 6 or 8 fig. grid ref? Or failing that any directional info. you can supply.

    Many thanks. I hope you can help.
    Alan

  7. Tracy hiscox says:

    This was my fathers plane

  8. Jerry Pearson says:

    Hello, My name is Jerry Pearson (actually Jeremy Pearson) and I was on Bowfell when the crash happened. A most odd day for many reasons. As I recall we were in snow and the cloud was very low – you couldn’t see more than about 20 metres. I remember thinking hearing the engines of the plane and then the crash, which was definitely more of a thud than an explosion, and then nothing for a while until we smelt a strong burning smell on the wind – not fuel, but a putrid smell like burning plastic. We met two other walkers who were on their way down and briefly discussed it with them. If anyone wants to know any more then let me know.

    • Ian D B says:

      Hi Jerry, merry Christmas. Apologies for the late reply. It’s very interesting to read your memories of the day. Any further details would be welcomed on here, I could add it to the main narrative above rather than in this comments section. My email address is on the contacts page.
      Hope you are well,
      Ian

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