© 2021 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board. Ian Thirsk, RAF Museum head of collections, said in a statement to CNN that the aircraft crashed on April 21 1944 soon after take-off from nearby North Coates in … Now the Dutch army and airforce have begun work to recover an RAF Short Stirling bomber from the Markermeer, a large, shallow lake near Amsterdam. Aircraft left at 4:45 in the company of L7252. A USMC pilot was killed after he flew into a 200-foot-thick cloud at the start of a short trip back to base at Cherry Point, North Carolina when his AV-8A Harrier simply went into the water without explanation. documents are © Crown Copyright. After a GCA approach in bad weather, the aircraft struck the ground 700 yd (640 m) short of the runway just as engine power was applied. The crash details are a reproduction from his excellent book "Some of Our Aircraft Are Missing" which Bob researched over many years with the help of various sources, those mainly being the RAF Museum, Hendon, FAA Museum, Yeovilton, The Army Air Crash Investigation Department and finally Derek Collier Web from Boscombe Down. The original cards - mainly dating from 1929 onwards, althougha few have survived from 1919 - are held by the Air Historical Branch,and the RAF Museum has microfilm copies. PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE BELOW TO VIEW THE PHOTOS. Capt Suzanne de Boer, of the Royal Netherlands airforce, said.“We want to bring home the people who sacrificed for our freedom, so that their families can have a decent final goodbye.”, Available for everyone, funded by readers. Nose section later placed on the fire dump: 14/04/1981: XX973: DG: Jaguar GR1: 31 Sqn: The pilot lost control of the aircraft during ACT when he was flying at a high angle of attack and encountered the slipstream of one of the other aircraft. In 2018 the Dutch government launched a national programme to fund 100% of the cost of salvaging aircraft wrecks with crew members. 27 April 1964 – Lightning F2 XN785 of No. ITN TV news report on crash of 'Vintage Pair' Meteor and Vampire at RAF Mildenhall Air Fete, Sunday 25th May 1986 All Gnats were grounded as a result of this crash: … The plane is believed to be aircraft BK716 from the Gold Coast Squadron, shot down during icy weather on 29 March 1943. Seven crew members were declared missing, including Leonard Shrubsall. The wreckage of the P40 Kittyhawk plane was … It has just taken over our lives at the moment. The aircraft broke up and was scattered over a wide area, the bulk of it coming to rest and burning out. These web pages are published with kind permission from Bob Dunn (Co-Founder of Wolverhampton Aviation Group). The salvage operation will take up to five weeks, as investigators search a 75 metres squared area of the freshwater lake. The pilot of a US Air Force fighter jet which crashed into the North Sea has been found dead. This is a compilation of the most terrifying aviation accidents in aviation history caught clearly on camera. Unlike the airlines I have flown for, which have, after something bad happened, mostly denied that anything at all had occurred (unless there was a hole in the ground somewhere) the RAF was very open in its reports and these served as excellent educational material/awful warnings* to other pilots. 92 Squadron RAF crashed landed five miles North of RAF Leconfield after running out of fuel. 1 May 1980 1. 13 March 1980 1. The aircraft crashed at Stapleford, Wiltshire. When I was in the RAF, I regularly read and re-read Inspectorate of Flight Safety accident reports. Includes Royal Navy aircraft. In October 2014, an F15D fighter jet based at RAF Lakenheath crashed in …