Vickers Vildebeest K4607

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Vickers Vildebeest K4607

Not much known about this crash. The Vickers Vildebeest was a bi-plane which saw action in the Far East in WW2 as a torpedo bomber. This one was being flown from RAF Filton near Bristol to RAF Donibristle in Scotland, when it crashed on Crinkle Crags in the Lake District on June 4th 1937.
Both crew were killed;
Sgt F Wilkinson (Pilot)
LAC A Mitchell

Photo below was taken by Mark Haywood in 2023 and is used here with his kind permission.

13 comments on “Vickers Vildebeest K4607
  1. Tech Owl says:

    Nicely caught Ian. Interesting limited info.
    Great background

  2. pasujoba says:

    Your clouds are the proper colour , mine turned out all funny colours . It works quite well even with the big cheese in shot .:-)

  3. het broertje van.. says:

    Wonderful again Ian!!!!

  4. Gary Shield says:

    What a shot Ian, it is amazing! The valley, the scale, the wreckage, everything!

  5. sidewinder54 (Closed For Business) says:

    It is an amazing shot Ian… I love the depth to this composition… Superb focus with wonderful lighting & tones.

    Fabulous work!!

  6. stuant63 says:

    A sad shot but it shows the valley off beautifully.

    I must look up the Vickers Vildebeest. I haven’t heard of that one before.

  7. jr55 (John Richardson) says:

    Can’t think of any Vilderbeest parts in museums, makes these remains somwhat unique.

  8. Ian D B says:

    I’d never heard of it either.

  9. Pleasureprinciple2012 says:

    Very nice scene from here, the metal work that has been left over looks to be a fair old weight as well, and it flew as well!!

  10. redrocker_9 says:

    You do some serious hiking to get these shots!

  11. pasujoba says:

    Revisited via your contents page , one of my favourite crash site locations , some stunning scenery here in Langdale

  12. jarlath mc gregor says:

    seems, odd that in both crashes ,on the 4th and 5th of june 1937 that a crew members name is listed as Mitchell,..

    • Ian D B says:

      Well spotted, I hadn’t noticed that, I was just surprised by the consecutive dates and that they came down not far from each other.

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