Dorset Air Crashes

A list of air accident, aircraft incidents, and plane crashes in Dorset from 1907 to 2018.

Dorset Aircraft Accidents, Crashes, & Incidents

This is a list of air crashes and aircraft incidents that were originally compiled by the late Dave Fagan. His website is no longer active, but he’d made the data list of Dorset plane crashes and accidents available as a download before he passed away, which I’ve re-published here, plus continued to add to it. I assume he would have been happy for his work to still be available to people so that researchers can continue to look up crashes in Dorset, including sites of WW2 air crashes in the county. A list of the abbreviations used is at the bottom of the page. 

Please note that this listing of aircraft crashes in Dorset has been compiled from many sources both official and amateur. Notably, much information has come from CAA sources, and many of the aviation enthusiasts magazines including Air Britain, LAAS, British Aviation Review, Air Pictorial, and Flypast. As may be expected, there can be conflicting information, in particular regarding WW2 air crashes in Dorset. 

The list includes aircraft which crashed in the area around Bournemouth and Christchurch which changed from Hampshire to Dorset during the boundary changes of the 1970s.

Crash lists for Hampshire, and The Isle of Wight are also available.

If you have any corrections, additions, or comments and stories about these incidents, please do get in touch.

28-05-07Thrasher, War Department (Army) balloon dropped into Lyme Bay. Both crew drowned.
12-07-10Short-Wright Biplane Cr at Southbourne,Pilot,Hon C.S.Rolls killed
24-04-16Biplane cr at Talbot Village
22-07-18Bristol Fighter, cr Christchurch Rd ,Bournemouth
15-08-19G-EAEEChannel Mk 1 written off at Bournemouth
10-09-19G-EALPSupermarine Sea Lion cr in sea off Bournemouth
23-06-24N9512Westland Walrus – ditched in Weymouth Bay
04-06-27G-EBDODH.37A  Fatal crash at Ensbury Park Racecourse.
06-06-27G-EBPWWestland Widgeon. cr Ensbury Park Racecourse after colliding with G-EBKD.
06-06-27G-EBKDBlackburn Bluebirdcr Ensbury Park Racecourse.See G-EBPW above.
29-05-28G-EBLAAvro 504K crashed into Weymouth Bay after failing to pull out of a spin.1 killed(Pilot) passenger survived. See 29-5-26(?) 
07-08-30G-EARZAvro 504K accident at Bournemouth
16-11-31G-AAENDH60G Crashed Blandford pilot’s control column came adrift.
26-01-32N255Parnall Peto lost when the submarine M2 sank in West Bay. 
25-06-34G-ACCFFox Moth – Provincial Airways. failed to clear standing crops on take-off from Middle Farm airfield at Dorchester and crashed half a mile from Maiden Castle. The aircraft was extensively damaged but all on board survived.Repaired.
26-11-37K7056Blenheim I at Woodsford airfield
11-12-37K7594Fairey Battle, 226Sq spun in at Chesil Beach 2 crew killed
09-08-34G-ACJDMiles Hawk  Crash at Crichel Park Golf Course
14-01-38K6057Westland Wallace II 6 ATC, Stalled & cr at Holworth,Owermoigne.
10-03-38K6063Westland Wallace II 6 ATC, cr Langton Herring
18-03-38K5985Swordfish I, Air Torpedo Development Unit,RAF Gosport. Hit trees and cr at Kingston,Corfe Castle.Pilot + 2 groundcrew pax killed.
12-04-38K3086Hawker Audax, 2 FTS, cr Warmwell airfield
25-05-38K8223Hawker Fury, 9 FTS, Hit drogue and cr off Chesil Beach
10-12-38K8271Hawker Fury, 9 FTS, Crashed into the waters of the Fleet opposite Fleet House after the tail struck Chesil Beach during a firing pass. Pilot killed.
10-03-39K6063Westland WallaceII, 6ATS. force landed in a field between Chickerell and Langton herring and caught fire. Occupants survived but the aicraft was burnt out.
13-03-39K4396Hawker Audax, 6 FTS, Failed to pull out of a dive and hit the top of the beach before crashing into the sea 20 yards beyond. Pilot killed.
12-07-39(single seat a/c) crashed two miles off Chesil Beach after it became entangled in the tow cable during an airgunnery exercise. Iraqi pilot (attached to an RAF FTS) was killed.
05-08-39VT-AICEnvoy III, Maharajah of Indore. Fcd Ldg nr Weymouth recovered by  team from Portsmouth. See  photos  (via  John Pears and Mike Phipp)
02-12-39K9267Battle 1, CGS, cr Grimstone.
02-04-40K4654Hind 1, 10 BGS  accident at Warmwell.
02-04-40L6982BP Defiant I, C.G.S, cr Warmwell Airfield
03-04-40K5544Hawker Hind, 10 BGS, cr landing at Warmwell
22-04-40K3525Fairey Seal, 10 BGS, cr Langton Herring.Pilot Killed
22-04-40K8173BP Overstrand I, 10 BGS,cr in sea off Chesil Beach.3 killed
22-04-40N7551Miles Master I, CGS, pilot baled out over Puddletown
23-04-40L4799Lysander, 613 SQ, cr in Chickerell village. (Shown as L2057 in some sources-not Lysander serial)
24-04-40K6839Hawker Hind, 10BGS, cr landing at Warmwell
26-04-40K5382Hawker Hind, RAFC, hit power lines and cr near Lytchett Matravers
27-04-40K5425Hawker Hind, 10 BGS, cr on take off 1 mile e of Warmwell
29-04-40L3348Henley 1, 10 BGS  cr Abbotsbury area 
07-05-40K3480Fairey Seal, 10BGS, cr near Warmwell
13-06-40P4297Hampden 1, 16 OTU  cr Iwerne Minster – Pilot JES MacAllister killed 
02-07-40L6982Defiant 1, CGS, accident Warmwell airfield
04-07-402480He 111P, III/KG54 s/d  by 92 SQ and cr at Longmoor Farm, Gillingham,3 killed.
08-07-40Spitfire, 609Sq, shot down,cr off Swanage.
09-07-40R6637/PR-QSpitfire, 609Sq   shot down by Lt Egon Mayer, I/JG 2, cr  off Portland,
09-07-40Ju.87, cr off Portland
11-07-403551/2N+EPBf.110, III/ZG76 Forced landing at Povington Heath,Tyneham – Pilot-ObLt Gerhard Kadow 
11-07-40-/2N+?PBf110, III/ZG76 cr nr Portland Pilot OblLt Hans – Joachim Goring 
11-07-40L1069Spitfire I, 609SQ, Shot down and cr off Portland
11-07-40L1095Spitfire I, 609SQ, Shot down and cr off Portland
11-07-40N2485Hurricane I, 501SQ, Shot down by bf109 of 111/JG27 and cr off Portland
12-07-40P3084Hurricane I, 501Sq, Shot down and cr off Portland. Pilot Officer D A  Hewitt(Canadian  killed)
13-07-40P2950Hurricane, 238Sq, Cr at Little Mayne Farm, West Knighton after combat with Do17, pilot(Flt Lt John Kennedy ) killed
15-07-40L1086Spitfire, 609Sq, Crash-landed at RAF Warmwell 
18-07-40Do.17, shot down,cr at Fleet.
18-07-40R6636Spitfire, 609Sq, Shot down by Ju 88 off Swanage, cr Studland beach,recovered and repaired.
20-07-40P3766Hurricane I, 238Sq, shot down and cr Lyme Bay
20-07-40P3082Hurricane I, 501Sq, shot down and cr Lyme Bay
20-07-40K9880Spitfire I, 152Sq, Shot down and cr off Swanage
21-07-40780/5F+OMDo 17M, 4(F)/14, s/d by 238 Sq and cr  at Nutford Farm , 1 mile N of Blandford
25-07-40/A5+EADo.17MStab/SFG 1  Shot down by 152 Sq, Spitfires and cr near Weymouth.1 killed.2 POWs
25-07-40K9901Spitfire I, 152Sq, Shot down and cr off Portland
26-07-40K9815Spitfire 1, 609Sq, cr Piddlehinton afetr engine failure, destroyed by fire.
27-07-40N3023Spitfire I, 609Sq, Shot down and cr off Weymouth . P/O Buchanan killed. 
08-08-40K9894Spitfire I, 152Sq, Shot down by Me109(II/JG53) and cr at Bestwall,nr Wareham.
08-08-40L1082Spitfire I, 609Sq, Forced landing at Christchurch.
08-08-40R6811Spitfire I, 152Sq, cr landed at Spyway Farm,Langton Matravers. (also given as “Marsh Farm,Bestwall”)
10-08-40Hurricane, 145Sq, Forced landing at Christchurch, damaged by Luftwaffe
11-08-40?/B3+DCJu.88, KG54, shot down by 213Sq,cr at Blacknor Fort,Portland
11-08-40L2057Hurricane I, 601SQ, cr in sea off Portland
11-08-40P2978Hurricane, cr in sea off Portland
11-08-40P3222Hurricane I, 238Sq, shot down by Bf.109,cr nr Weymouth,pilot killed.
11-08-40P3585Hurricane I, 213SQ, cr landed Lulworth Camp
11-08-40P3598Hurricane I, 87Sq, cr landed near Warmwell
11-08-40P3783Hurricane I, 601Sq, cr in sea off Portland
11-08-40P3885Hurricane I, 601Sq, cr in sea off Portland
11-08-40R4092Hurricane I, 601Sq, cr in sea off Portland
11-08-40R4094Hurricane I, cr  in sea off Dorset coast
11-08-40R6614Spitfire I, 152Sq, cr in sea off Dorset coast
11-08-40P3789Hurricane I, 213Sq, shot down and cr in sea off Portland. Pilot killed.
11-08-40Bf.110, cr near Swanage
11-08-40Bf.110, cr in sea near coast(where?)
11-08-40N2650Hurricane 1, 3213Sq, cr in Portland area – pilot R Wright killed.
12-08-40?/1G+ACHe111H-3, II/KG27, s/d and cr, at Sturminster Marshall
12-08-40R6692Spitfire 1, 609Sq, w/o after overstressed,Warmwell.
13-08-40?/L1+FZBf.110, LG1, cr Swalland Farm,Kimmeridge
13-08-40P3177Hurricane I, 238Sq, cr in sea off Portland- Pilot H Marsh missing.
13-08-40P3348Hurricane I, 213SQ, shot down and cr in sea nr Portland. Pilot missing.
13-08-40Ju.87, shot down by 152SQ,cr nr Portesham
13-08-40P3805Hurricane I, 238SQ, crash landing  1 mile E of Burton Bradstock at Bredy Farm. Pilot OK 
13-08-40?(Me.110 or Ju.87), shot down ,cr nr Grimstone Viaduct,Stratton
13-08-40Bf.109, Shot down and cr in sea off Weymouth
13-08-4010Bf.109, 5/JG53  Shot down by 609 Sq and cr Poole Harbour
13-08-40Bf.109, Shot down and cr in sea off Dorset coast
13-08-40?9+??Bf109-E1, 5/JG53, s/d by 609Sq, cr in Weymouth Bay 
14-08-40Hurricane, shot down by Do.17,cr in Christchurch Bay
14-08-40P3310Spitfire 1, 151 Sq, shot down,cr in sea off Christchurch
14-08-40N3024/PR-HSpitfire 1, 609Sq, Shot down into sea off Bournemouth, 1730 hrs. 
15-08-40Hurricane, 87Sq, cr -landing at Symondsbury
15-08-40Hurricane, 87SQ, cr at Abbotsbury Swannery,Pilot killed
15-08-40Hurricane I, 87 SQ, cr in sea off Portland
15-08-40P3215Hurricane I, 87SQ, cr in sea off Portland
15-08-40R6985Spitfire 1, Shot down and cr in sea off Dorset coast
15-08-40K9954Spitfire 1, 152Sq, w/o after combat damage.Warmwell.
15-08-40R6988Spitfire I, 234Sq, cr at Walsford Rd Bournemouth.Pilot Killed
20-08-40P2089Hampden 1, 61 Sq, fcd ldg nr Lyme Regis
25-08-40?/3M+KHBf.110, II/ZG2, cr Priory Farm, East Holme(shot down by 609 Sq)
25-08-40?/3M+KMBf.110, II/ZG2, Shot down by 609Sq,cr at East Chaldon,2 killed
25-08-40N2646Hurricane I, 213SQ, cr landed at Burton Bradstock. a/c recovered .
25-08-40N2766Hurricane I, 213Sq, cr in sea off Portland
25-08-40N3266Spitfire I, 602Sq, Shot down and cr Dorchester
25-08-40P3200Hurricane I, 213Sq, cr in sea off Portland
25-08-40R6810Spitfire I, cr in sea off Portland
25-08-40R6994Spitfire I, Shot down and cr in sea off Dorset coast
25-08-40V7250Hurricane, 87Sq, Shot down,cr in flames New Barn, Bradford Peverell,pilot S Wakeling killed
25-08-40V7226Hurricane 1, 213Sq, cr Portland Area, Pilot  J Phillippart killed
25-08-40Hurricane, 213SQ, shot down  by Bf.109s,cr in Lyme Bay, pilot missing
25-08-40Hurricane, 213SQ, shot down  by Bf.109s,cr in Lyme Bay,pilot missing
25-08-40Bf.109, cr Chesil Beach,pilot drowned
25-08-40Bf.110, shot down and cr Tatton House Chickerell 2 crew killed
25-08-40Bf.109, JG53, shot down and cr Tatton House Chickerell
25-08-40Bf.110C-4, 1/ZG2, shot down by 609 Sq and cr Creech Barrow Hill,Church Knowle
25-08-40P9381Spitfire 1, 602Sq, cr Galton Heath after pilot baled out
27-08-40R6831Spitfire I, 152Sq, cr in sea off Portland
06-09-40N3061Spitfire I, 234Sq,  Shot down and cr in Weymouth Bay
14-09-40P6362Magister 1, 32MU, Hit cliffs north side of Emmetts Hill, Worth Matravers.
17-09-40P4830Blenheim V SDF Christchurch, Cr Longford  Castle.Sgt T Budden killed
15-09-40He.111, cr in sea off Portland
25-09-406305/G1+BHHe 111P, 1/KG55, Shot down and forced landing at Westfield Farm Studland.1210Hrs. Pilot was  Fw Fritz J√ºrges. 5 crew 1 killed, 2 wounded.  Exact crash site was at Grid Ref SZ025 817.
25-09-402803/G1+LRHe 111P, 7/KG55, cr on “Chatsworth” Westminster Rd, Branksome Park.4 killed
26-09-40K6882Spitfire I, 152Sq, cr in sea off Swanage
27-09-403378/S9+DHBf.110D-3, 2Staffel-Epr/GR210, s/d and cr Busseys Stool Farm,Tarrant Gunville at 1200 hrs, Pilot- Hptm Martin Lutz.2 killed
27-09-404270/S9-DKBf.110D-3, Epr/GR210, S/d and  forced landing at The Beeches ,Preston Hill Iwerne minster Pilot Fw Friedrich Ebner
27-09-403888/S9-JHBf.110D-3, s/d by 504 Sq and cr at Bradle Row,Kimmeridge.Pilot: Ltn Gerhard Schmidt + 1 killed.
27-09-402248/S9+GKBf.110D-3, Epr/GR210, cr in sea off coast. Obltn Wilhelm Rössiger + 1 missing
27-09-403629/3U+IMBf.110C-7, 4/ZG26., s/d and cr at Salters Wood, Middle Bere Fm,Arne by 609 and 152 Sq Pilot: Obltn Arthur Niebuhr and one other killed
27-09-403290/3U-DSBf.110C-4, III/ZG26, Forced landing after combat, 1 mile SW Kimmeridge. Pilot – Uffz Fritz Schupp
27-09-402168/3U+BDBf.110C-4, III/ZG26, s/d and cr in sea off Dorset coast. 2 missing.A/c identity unconfirmed. 2 killed
27-09-403297/3U+FTBf.110C-4, III/ZG26, Mid-air collision with X4107 Spitfire, cr at Bellamy’s Farm Piddletrenthide. pilot Gefr Georg Jakstadt baled out and captured.The gunner, Gefr E Leidke was killed.
27-09-40X4107Spitfire I, 609Sq, mid-air with above,cr Chesilbourne, nr Piddlehinton,P/O Miller killed
30-09-40?/”BLACK-2″Bf.109,  5S/JG2, Shot down,cr at Hundred Acres Field, Spriggs Farm,Sydling St Nicholas,Pilot killed.
30-09-400847Bf 109 E4, 2./JG2, cr ntr Dorchester after combat  
30-09-40L1702Hurricane I, 238Sq, Mid-air collision with N2474(238 Sq Hurricane)Both a/c cr nr Shaftesbury-both pilots survived after bale-outs
30-09-40Spitfire, Forced landing Parley Common
30-09-40L1764Hurricane I, cr landing on Chesil Beach,nr Abbotsbury
30-09-40N2434Hurricane I, 56Sq, cr Okeford Fitzpaine.
30-09-40N2474Hurricane I, Mid-air collision with   L1702(Spitfire) over Shaftesbury
30-09-40P2866Hurricane I, 56Sq, Cr landing Longcutts East,Winfrith,Newburgh.
30-09-40P2987Hurricane I, 504Sq, Forced landing fuel shortage nr Whitcombe Barn
30-09-40P3088Hurricane I, 56Sq, cr in sea off Portland
30-09-40P3414Hurricane I, 504 Sq, Shot down,cr in sea off Weymouth
30-09-40P3655Hurricane I, 56Sq, cr in sea off Portland
30-09-40Hurricane, 87Sq, cr Oborne, Rd Sherborne
01-10-40P3599Hurricane I, 238Sq, Shot down,cr in Poole Harbour
07-10-40?/3U+BTBf.110, 9S/KG26, Flew into Hyde Hill,s of Stoborough.2 killed
07-10-40?/3U+JPBf.110, 6S/ZG26, cr Brickhills Field , nr Kingston Russell House,2 killed
07-10-40?/3U+JTBf.110, 9S/KG26, Shot down,cr landing Corfe Castle,1 killed
07-10-40?/9K+5NJu.88, 5S/KG51, s/d,cr Tappers Hill,nr Sydling St.Nicholas
07-10-40N3039Spitfire I, 152 Sq, cr and burned Shatcombe Farm,Wynford Eagle,pilot died later  of burns
07-10-40N3231Spitfire I, 609Sq, Shot down and cr Child Okeford
07-10-40N3238Spitfire I, 609Sq, cr Watercombe Farm (near Warmwell).Pilot killed
07-10-40V6777Hurricane I, 238Sq, s/d,cr at Great Hill,nr Winterborne Houghton
07-10-40X4472Spitfire I, 609Sq, Forced Landing at Vale Farm,Sutton Waldren
07-10-40Bf.110, ZG26, shot down  by 609Sq and cr Owermoigne
07-10-40Bf.110, ZG26, shot down by 609Sq,cr in sea  1 mile of Arish Mell Gap,Lulworth
07-10-40Hurricane, 56Sq, Cr Austral Farm,Alton Pancras
10-10-40P3421Hurricane I, 56Sq, s/d,cr Manor Farm,Wogret,Wareham.Pilot killed
10-10-40P3984Hurricane I, 238Sq, s/d and cr n of  Castle Hill,Corfe Castle
11-10-40P9301Spitfire 1, 152Sq, cr 2m E of Dorchester
15-10-401588Bf.109 E-4, I/JG2,  listed by Luftwaffe as missing  over Christchurch Bay
15-10-403279Bf.109 E-1, II/JG2, listed by Luftwaffe as missing  over Christchurch Bay
15-10-40Bf.110, shot down by 609Sq,cr Bournemouth, possibly one of the two above
18-10-40R6607Spitfire I, 152Sq, cr Tadnoll Mill,Chaldon Herring,pilot killed
29-10-403657Bf.109E-4, III/JG2, Listed-missing over Christchurch Bay-Luftwaffe
06-11-40?/6N+AHHe.111, KG100, forced landing West Bay,Bridport, pilot thought he was over France.
05-11-40Hurricane, 238Sq, s/d by JG2 a/c &cr; Tarrant Hinton
05-11-40Hurricane, 238Sq, s/d by JG2 a/c &cr; Tarrant Monckton
05-11-40V7535Hurricane, 238Sq, s/d by JG2 a/c &cr; Manor Farm Sturminster Newton  Wreck excavated 2006
11-11-40X4450Spitfire 1, 152Sq, forced landing in heavy rain,Whitcombe,Engine failure.
14-11-40Ju.88, Shot down and cr Ringwood Rd.Poole
23-11-40X4025Spitfire 1, Overshot,overturned at Warmwell.
28-11-40P9427Spitfire I, cr in Poole Bay
28-11-40R6597Spitfire I, 152Sq, Shot down,cr Arne  nr Wareham.Pilot killed
29-11-40R6907Spitfire I, 152Sq, cr Field Grove,Durweston, pilot  suffered anoxia -killed.
30-11-40Bf.109, LG2, cr landing Woodyhyde Farm,Worth Matravers – It was feared that the pilot would shoot his way out and escape capture, Arthur Prior who lived up the hill at Afflington Barn farm, was in the Coastguard and also the Home-guard, it was assumed that he’d have a rifle and could assist with the arrest of the pilot, but the Home-guard hadn’t  been issued with firearms at that time, so he went to the barn and grabbed a pitchfork, he ran down the hill to Woodyhyde, just as Arthur arrived at the scene, the pilot climbed out of the cockpit with his hands up and surrendered without any fuss whatsoever.
16-11-40R9015Lysander III, 16Sq, cr Broadwindsor.
04-01-41Do.17, cr in sea of Portland
04-01-41V6758Hurricane I, 238Sq, Forced landing Warmwell Airfield.
21-02-41Hurricane, 32Sq, cr St Clements Rd Bournemouth after Victory roll
26-03-41V6-65Blenheim IV, 59SQ, cr Winterbourne Abbas
01-04-41P8011Spitfire 1, 234Sq, Destroyed in air raid at Warmwell.
03-04-41T4299Whitley V, 51Sq, shot down(friendly fire – by 87 Sq Hurricane!), crCoonegar Farm,Manston,1 killed.
03-04-41T2439Blenheim IV, 101SQ, cr Frampton  
05-04-41He.111, cr Dorset Ridgeway.
12-04-412002/1G+HTHe111P-2, 9/KG27, s/d and cr Prowers Farm Lydlinch,3 killed
27-04-41AH807Tomahawk 1, 26SQ, cr on T/O Warmwell after hitting tree.
28-04-41K9230Battle I, cr in sea off Hengistbury Head,pilot drowned
04-05-41Ju.88, cr on Winfrith Heath Decoy Airfield
04-05-416142/B3+AP Ju88, s/d by Beaufighter of 604SQ(Hawke & Jackson) and cr East Burton .No Cas.
07-05-412513/1G+BRHe111-H5, 7/KG27, s/d by Beaufighter( 600SQ), B/u in air and cr at Foxwell Farm,Oborne, 3 crew killed – one survivor.
12-05-41G-ADHKShort C Class, BOAC, “Maia”,destroyed Poole Harbour by He.111
12-05-41?/G1+ESHe.111, 8S/3/KG55, Shot down cr atPatchin’s Pt, Arne,a/c involved in G-ADHK incident
19-05-413814Bf.109E-7, I/JG2, cr in Channel off Portland(Luftwaffe records)
19-05-416439Bf.109E-7, I/JG2, cr 5 km S of Portland(Luftwaffe records)
22-05-413974/1G+ZMHe-111H-8, 4/KG27, hit hill nr Lulworth, cr Chideock Farm, Chaldon Herring, 2 killed ,3 survivors 
29-05-41Beaufighter, 604Sq, Flew into gnd, possibly nr Chesil, 3 killed   
06-06-41Bf.109e, 7G/J2, cr at Worth Matravers
09-06-415983/White15Bf.109E7Z, 3/JG2, listed by Luftwaffe as missing in Swanage area
15-06-413248/6N+DKHe.111H, 2/K Gr100, s/d by 604 Sq,cr at Plumber, nr Sturminster Newton,5 killed.
14-07-41P8656Spitfire I, 56Sq, cr,forced landing Longcutts East,East Knighton
17-07-41P4832Blenheim IV, cr in sea off Purbecks
03-08-41V6384Blenheim IV, 21 Sq, fcd Ldg 1m N of Portisham
04-08-41P8516Spitfire I, 118Sq, cr into hill S of Owermoigne at Holworth Farm
06-08-41P6983Whirlwind I, 263Sq, forced landing Hurn
10-09-41R6639Spitfire I, 53OTU, cr West Lulworth during forced landing
28-09-41Z3674Hurricane 1B, 302SQ, abandoned 4m ENE Dorchester  
07-10-41L6860Lysander II, 41OTU, cr at Stalbridge
11-10-41X9677Wellington IC, 218 Sq, cr in sea off St Albans Head,3 drowned
21-10-41FW.190, flew into Bindon Hill,Lulworth,1 killed
25-10-41Z4993Hurricane IIB, A&AEE, flew into Ridgeway Hill,Upwey
01-11-41Heinkel 111, shot down by Beaufighter, cr in the vicinity of St Albans Head.No further details known.
08-11-41AH845Tomahawk, 400Sq, Ditched of Chesil beach.Remains are on show Weymouth Museum
11-11-41?/GZ32Sq, cr onto ammo dump Warmwell. Pilot + 2 on ground killed
21-11-41AH902Tomahawk, 414SQ, Spun in at Charlton Marshall
29-11-41L9405Blenheim IV, SD Flight, cr in sea off Chesil Beach Flt Lt A.M. Dunlop,killed
16-12-41R7142Spitfire I, 140Sq, Dived into ground near Rempstone
16-12-41X9785Wellington IC, 217Sq, Cr ldg Holm Farm,West Milton- engine failure
25-01-42AA813Spitfire, 1PRU, Cr Chesil Beach 
12-02-42AD472Spitfire, 350Sq, w/o in collision at Warmwell airfield.
16-02-42R9306Stirling II, 90Sq, cr near Blandford
25-02-42R7148Spitfire 1, 52OTU, forced landing nr Shaftsbury,engine failure.
26-02-42P1365Albemarle, A&AEE, FLEFnr Bridport
15-03-42BL463Spitfire, cr Lewesdon Hill Nr Bridport.Eng failure. PO J Decloedt  killed. 
23-03-42Ju88, Shot down by AA while attacking Portland cr at Davis’s Timber Yard, Chesilton, Portland.
23-03-42Hurricane, crash landed in the garden of “Middle Farm” Thornford, Pilot Sub.Lt McCoy(?) RNAS   survived.
24-03-42AL546Liberator II ,A&AEE. CR Race Farm,Lytchett Minster,Fire. 4 Crew baled out OK- pilot Wng Cdr J.W. McGuire, AFC stayed with the plane and  died in crash.   
29-03-42Z3349Hurricane II, 245Sq, forced landing Furzey Island in Poole Harbour
15-04-42AD297Spitfire, 302Sq   w/o in collision Warmwell.
21-04-4213005/blue12    Bf109 F-4/B, 10(J)/JG2 c/r in sea nr Portland
25-04-42AB179Spitfire, 501Sq, forced landing at Afflington Barn Cottage,Worth Matravers.S/Ldr Ian Blair.OK.
26-04-421120/F8+EMDo217E-4, 4/KG40, cr at Bottlebush Down ,Handley Cross.4 killed
04-05-42W3306Spitfire, 302Sq, Landing accident Warmwell.
04-05-42BL548Spitfire, 124Sq, cr at Worth Matravers.
06-05-42N3980Magister, 302Sq, cr near Wareham
11-05-42G-ADHKShort S21 Maia, Destroyed by enemy attack Poole.
23-05-424627/6N+FRHe111H-6, LK17, cr at Elcombe Farm,Alvediston,5 killed.
27-08-42EN958Spitfire Vb, 501Sq, cr on t/o Norton Farm,Maiden Newton 
27-08-42EN956Spitfire Vb, 501SQ, cr in Dorchester are after lightning strike
30-08-42T6568DH82A, Crashed in forced landing Kingston nr Hazlebury 
15-09-42AM466Spitfire, 66Sq, forced landing 2m SE Warmwell
16-09-42EP118Spitfire, 501Sq, Collided with Typhoon on t/off at Warmwell
17-09-42AB491Spitfire, 501Sq, cr Lyme Bay,pilot killed.
08-10-42P7014Whirlwind I, 263Sq, cr on take off Warmwell
21-10-425331FW190A-3, 5/Jg2, s/d & cr Bindon Hill, Lulworth Cove at 2110hrs Pilot Brychy killed 
23-10-42Z4993Hurricane 1, A& AEE  hit Ridgeway Hill,Upwey(in mist).Pilot Wg Cdr H.R. Allen,killed
24-10-42    R7695Typhoon IA, 266Sq, Broke up and cr at Glanvilles Wooton
27-10-42R8823Typhoon IB, 266Sq, overshot landing and cr Warmwell
15-12-42R8663Typhoon IB, 257Sq, cr following forced landing at Chilfrome
24-01-43DT684/BYHalifax II1, 58Sq, cr Kingston Lacy Park Pamphill. 8 crew killed,including pilot John Andrews from Ringwood,Hants, Memorial erected 24-01-2000
09-02-43P6991Whirlwind I, 263Sq, cr on take off Warmwel
16-02-43R9306Stirling 1, 90 Sq, cr BulBarrow Hill,west of Blandford.4 killed
?-02-43Do.17, cr near Beaminster
08-03-43EJ916Typhoon 1b, 257Sq, Cr T/o Warmwell 
07-05-43P7057Whirlwind I, 263Sq, cr landing Warmwell
15-03-43EP715Spitfire, 19Sq, cr 3m S Sherborne- engine failure.
21-03-43T9111Sunderland  II, 461Sq, cr on T/o Hamworthy
23-03-43G-AGDAPBY Catalina, BOAC, cr Poole Harbour while doing circuits.  At least one casualty and one rescued.
24-03-43BS448Spitfire, 616Sq, collided with BR302 and cr at Higher Waterston,Piddletrenthide
27-03-43DN602Typhoon IB, 182 Sq, cr forced landing Blandford Camp.
07-04-4342-29651B-17F, USAAF, Forced landing Charity Farm, Lychett Minster,later flown out.
18-04-43BR590Spitfire, 616Sq, Ditched Swanage due engine failure.
07-05-433E+KLJu88A-14, 3/KG6, cr  Rectory Farm Winfrith.
07-05-43P7057Whirlwind I, 263Sq, cr Warmwell
15-05-43P7094Whirlwind 1, 263Sq, Abandoned ,cr Melcombe Regis. 
22-05-43P7059Whirlwind I, 263Sq, landed Warmwell with engine fire
23-05-43FW-190d, s/d,cr at St Ives Hotel Grove Rd Bournemouth
29-05-43DE355DH82A, Spun into ground Warmwell
26-05-43AG623Mustang 1, 2 Sq, flew into hill at Kimmeridge
26-05-43AG550Mustang 1, 2 Sq, flew into hill at Kimmeridge
26-05-43AP210Mustang 1, 2 Sq, flew into hill at Kimmeridge
30-05-43FP264Catalina 1B, 210SQ, Collision at Hamworthy
25-06-43MB315Seafire IIC, Overshot landing Christchurch, cr on house in Caroline Av
28-06-4341-6573P-47C, 4FG, Accident at Warmwell
28-06-4341-6539P-47C, 4FG, Accident at Warmwell 
10-07-43EB687Spitfire VC, w/o in ground collision at Hurn
13-07-43P7110Whirlwind I, 263Sq, cr nr Warmwell during forced landing
?-07-43Whitley, cr on take off at Hurn
01-08-43P6981Whirlwind I, 263Sq, cr landing at Warmwell
03-08-43PA106Spitfire, 761Sq, cr 4m NE Beaminster after collision with NX949.
24-08-43FP287Catalina, 210Sq, cr at Round Island on approach to Poole 8 crew  killed. 
07-09-43LN379Wellington X,, 3OADU,cr fcd ldg  nr Chardstock.
08-09-43BV300Warwick 1, 283Sq,Cr Trickett’s Cross on T/o Hurn 
09-09-43BL920Spitfire, 67Sq, cr 1m E Bishops Caundle.Op by USAAF
10-09-43P7096Whirlwind I, 263Sq, cr landing at Warmwell
16-09-43 AE967
22-09-4342-7919P-47D., 4FG., Accident at Warmwell
08-11-43NX913Spitfire, 761Sq, cr on apptroach Henstridge.
11-11-43AL762Boston III, Belly landing Dorschester
15-11-43FR174Mitchell III, cr landing Tarrant Rushton with battle damage 
28-11-43Spitfire, 761Sq, Cr Water Lane ,Cranbourne
01-12-43MA799Spitfire, 131Sq, cr Everley Farm Blandford.
05-12-4342-3297B-17, 571BS, ditched nr Abbotsbury CG stn,- 1 killed.
11-12-4343-12196P-51B., 354FG,  cr 1 mile offshore S of Portland Bill/Southwell, explosion in flight 
17-12-43Horsa, over ran landing Tarrant rushton and crashed.
05-01-4421132/GB-17, USAAF, Forced landing Tarrant Rushton due combat damage. 
20-01-44HH961Hamilcar, 38Grp, Overshot and hit  Nissen hut Tarrant Rushton. no casualties..
21-01-44DR858Hamilcar, DBR by tank leaving glider Tarrant Rushton
26-01-44Halifax, ODU, cr in sea off Bournemouth Pier
20-02-44EF468Stirling III, 196Sq, Cr on approach Tarrant Rushton .A/c came down Bussy Stool Farm,Tarrant Gunville. 6 killed
01-03-44LA647Hamilcar, 1HGSU, tug lost power – cut loose & fell into sunken lane  nr Blandford
08-03-4442-67945P-38J, 370FG, Accident at Zeals 
12-03-44MN129Typhoon IB, 263 Sq, cr just west of Warmwell during aerobatics, pilot killed
13-03-44EF263/JStirling III, 75Sq, cr Castle Combe after mines exploded in flight ..crew OK. 
15-03-44Horsa, cr into Nissen Hut landing Tarrant Rushton
16-03-44 Horsa, forced landing nr Westbury.
16-03-44Halifax, Belly landing Tarrant Rushton.
21-03-44LD972Hurricane IV, 439Sq, cr 2 miles east of Hurn after mid-air with P-47D from Christchurch.pilot killed
22-03-44JP137Halifax II, 1865CU, cr Moordown,Bournemouth,2 on gnd+ 7 crew killed
26-03-44JR307Typhoon 1B, A&AEE;, disintegrated whilst recovering from a dive cr  Crichel Down ..pilot S/L HN Fowler  killed.
04-04-4442-67674P-38J, 326FRS/31ATG, Accident at Warmwell
11-04-44LJ822Stirling IX, 190Sq, Cr Knighton Farm,Hampreston6 mins after t/o from Tarrant Rushton 6 killed.
17-04-45NX874Hamilcar, 1HGSU, Tug burst tyre on T/o – cut loose & hit Halifax NA115 at Tarrant Rushton
19-04-44DR859Hamilcar, u/shot &  hit pwr cables Tarrant Rushton
20-04-4442-67662P-38J, 430FS/474FG, Accident(LAC) at Warmwell 
22-04-4442-67509P-38J, 428FS/474FG., Accident(LAC) at Warmwell
23-04-44LA648O/Shot & hit tree  Tarrant Rushton
25-04-44LA649Hamilcar, 1HGSU, u/shot  hit tree Tarrant Rushton
26-04-44LA643Hamilcar, 1HGSU, Flaps jammed, dbrin  heavy landing Tarrant Rushton
27-04-4442-67506P-38J., 429FS/474FG., Accident(LAC)at Warmwell
24-04-44180414/U5+GHJu188E-2, 1/KG2, s/d by AA fire cr Salterns Wood,Arne.5 killed
25-04-44MK212Spitfire, 443Sq, Forced landing 6m SW Spettisbury – OG
25-04-44MK321Spitfire, 443Sq, forced landing Puddletown -ran out of fuel.
30-04-44P-47D, 405FG, cr at Highcliffe School
02-05-4442-67676P-38J, 474FG, Taxying accident at Warmwell
13-05-44LH520Horsa, Overshot landing Tarrant Rushton and hit a Halifax(“QQ”). 1 killed
13-05-44LH339Horsa, Overshot landing Tarrant Rushton and hit  a Halifax . no casualties 
15-05-44160069/3E+ML Ju188A-2, 1/KG6  s/d by Mosquito of  488SQ, cr  Inwood House Temple Coombe.
21-05-4442-67645P-38, 474FG, cr at Cheselbourne.Pilot killed
22-05-44Halifax, 644Sq, cr landing Tarrant casualties 
22-05-44Hamilcar, over ran landing Tarrant Rushton, u/c collapsed. 
23-05-4442-67487P-38J., 474FG, Accident at Warmwell
24-05-44HH972Hamilcar, U/shot and fit obstruction at Tarrant Rushton. 
27-05-44LL346 /EHalifax V, 644Sq, Took off from Tarrant Rushton towing Hamilcar glider, failed to gain height,  abandoned glider  and crashed in Ashley Wood, Tarrant Keyneston.
25-05-44Wellington, cr nr Christchurch
27-05-4442-67678P-38J, 474FG, Overshot landing Warmwell
27-05-44LA634Hamilcar, 1HGSU, Fcd ldg  1 M W of Tarrant Rushton  after  tug cast off  
28-05-4442-67654P-38J, 474FG, Take off accident at Warmwell
29-05-44LN443Wellington, 82OTU, s/d in error by friendly a/c. cr 4m SW Sturminster Newton    
30-05-44Horsa, cr at Moor Critchell -on  training flight from Tarrant Rushton
30-05-44Horsa, cr at Shapwick -on  training flight from Tarrant Rushton
30-05-44Horsa, cr at Spettisbury -on  training flight from Tarrant Rushton
01-06-44NS980Mosquito FBVI
04-06-4442-68703C-53D, 315FRS/31ATG, cr 8 miles N Warmwell – loss of control
06-06-4442-67672P-38J, 430FS/474FG, accident(LAC) at Warmwell
06-06-4443-104408  P-38J, 430FS/474FG, accident(LAC) at Warmwell
06-06-4442-67189P-38J, 430FS/474FG, accident(LAC) at Warmwell
06-06-4441-28838B-24H, 34BG,cr landed nr Corfe Castle  9 crew killed
07-06-44LW377/OW-GHalifax III, 426SQ RCAF. Crew bailed out over Slapton Sands, Aircraft cr (where?) 
12-06-44Lancaster, 635Sq, w’u landing  nr Moreton Station ,on app Warmwell.Flak damage.  
12-06-4442-67652P-38J, 474FG, accident at Warmwell
14-06-4443-28711P-38J, 474FG, accident at Warmwell
18-06-44Horsa, cr at  end of RW01 Tarrant Rushton.
18-06-4442-99100L-5, 153LS/ Warminster(KCR)
23-06-4443-28530P-38J, 474FG, accident at Warmwell
23-06-4443-28538P-38J, 474FG, accident at Warmwell
23-06-4442-67265P-38J, 474FG, accident at Warmwell
25-06-44AB975Spitfire, 277Sq, cr Sherbourne.
25-06-44NF511Seafire, 886Sq, forced landing Godlingstone Heath,Swanage. The pilot, Sub Lieutenant Alan Horstead RNVR died later from his injuries.
25-06-4442-104424P-38J, 474FG, Landing Accident at Warmwell 
26-06-4442-100888C-47A, 437TCG, Flew into Godlingstone Hill.Swanage
29-06-4442-76245P-47D, 509FS405FG cr on take off Christchurch , hit house in Foxwood Av
29-06-4442-76476P-47D, 509FS405FG cr on take off Christchurch ,  hit bungalow in Foxwood Av
29-06-4442-26338P-47D, 509FS405FG hit  by explosion of above aircraft. total of 16 killed
29-06-44P-47D, 405FG, landed short at Christchurch and overturned in Lymington Rd Highcliffe
07-07-4442-104322P-38J., 474FG, Accident at Warmwell
11-07-4443-28728P-38J, 474FG, Caught fire on take off Warmwell  
12-07-44DK943Mile Master II, 759SQ.  Yeovilton, air combat exercise, collided with AZ559, Sherborne,  Lt B Ritchie & Mid PJ Dewing both killed.
12-07-44AZ559Mile Master II, 759 Sqn Yeovilton. collided with DK943 on air combat exercise, crashed Sherborne, Lt P Constable & S/L TM Smart both killed
14-07-44FZ103Mustang 3, AAEE, Broke up during dive tests Poole Bay
21-07-44HX913Mosquito FBVI, 464SQ/2GSU Flew into Portland Bill at night on navex  
23-07-44Mosquito, 418Sq, cr Upper Parkstone,nr Alder Rd Drill Hall,2K
26-07-44RJ262Horsa, Overshot landing Tarrant Rushton and hit Halifax”AG” 298SQ.
?-07-44Liberator, cr on Furzey Island,Corfe Castle
09-08-4442-96244B26F, 497BS/344BG, Take off accident at Zeals
09-08-44KB209Mosquito B20, A&AEE; HAF.Dived into gnd 3m W of Blandford .Flt Lt H.J. Camps,Flt Lt T.G. Thomas,  killed
25-08-44Halifax, 644Sq, U/c collapsed landing Tarrant Rushton. 
27-08-44 Halifax, 644Sq, left RW landing Tarrant Rushton and ended up nr Preston Farm. w/o. 
11-09-44K9969Spitfire, 761Sq, Ground collision with Master W9026 Henstridge.
20-09-44LL256/T-SHalifax V, 298SQ, Ran out of fuel- belly landing nr Middle Wallop after diverting to Harwell due weather at Tarrant Rushton.1 killed.
03-10-44Barracuda, cr Portland harbour
14-10-44LL310Halifax V, 644Sq, crash landed 2 miles west of Tarrant Rushton after engine failure.
13-11-44HH966Hamilcar, 1HGMU, tow broke- crashlanded   nr Spettisbury
25-11-44LR384Mosquito FBVI, 60 OTU, Control lost in cloud on night navex dived into sea off Bridport Dorset
02-12-44ML250Spitfire, 416Sq, forced landing Morden,engine failure. 
07-01-45MB152Spitfire, 761Sq, collided with MB306,cr 1m S Henstridge airfield
07-01-45MB306Spitfire, 761Sq, see above
16-01-4543-7173P-51B, 355, ran out of fuel cr Moreton, Warmwell
18-01-45LA683Hamilcar, 1HGSU, DBR in gale Tarrant Rushton
18-01-45LA727Hamilcar, 1HGSU, DBR in gale Tarrant Rushton
18-01-45LA684Hamilcar, 1HGSU, DBR in gale Tarrant Rushton
18-01-45LA713Hamilcar, 1HGSU, DBR in gale Tarrant Rushton
18-01-45HH968Hamilcar, 1HGSU, DBR in gale Tarrant Rushton
25-01-45AB828Spitfire, 277Sq, forced landing Cheselbourne
11-02-45LA737Hamilcar, Tow broke-hit trees in fcd ldg 2m W of  Tarrant Rushton
17-02-45NH276Spitfire, 12FU, Flew into cliffs at Kimmeridge in poor vis.
17-02-45PT360Spitfire, 12FU, As above
22-02-45NX882Spitfire, 761Sq, Stalled on app at Henstridge.
12-03-45EM625Martinet, 17 landed at Burton Mere due engine failure
23-03-45Beaufighter, Cr Chesil  ranges
27-03-45NA664Halifax IVb, 298Sq, Cr and burned at South Farm ,Spettisbury while on approach to Tarrant Rushton , 6 killed
04-03-45LA635Hamilcar, 1HGSU, u/shot at Tarrant Rushton – hit LA708 & LA736 
09-03-45LA646Hamilcar, under shot landing Tarrant Rushton 
27-03-45NA664Halifax IVB, 298Sq,  cr and burned South Farm, Spetisbury  6 crew killed.
29-03-45PR150Spitfire, 761Sq, Flew into high ground West Lulworth  
05-04-45LA742Hamilcar, 1HGSU, u/shot &  cr in wood Tarrant Rushton  
10-04-45NX824Hamilcar, 1HGSU, U/shot  & cr at Tarrant Rushton  
11-04-45RR924Hamilcar, 1HGSU, stalled on approach to Tarrant Rushton  
12-04-45NX838Hamilcar, 1HGSU, Tyre burst on T/O – cast off and overturned 1M W Tarrant Rushton  
28-04-45NN462Spitfire, 761Sq, Pilot baled out after collision withn NN254, cr at Marnhull
03-05-45RX219Spitfire, 718Sq, cr 3m N of Henstridge after collision with NN646.
17-05-45T6869DH82A, Undercarriage collapsed on landing Tarrant Rushton 
22-05-45PR117Spitfire, 761Sq, cr 3m W of Henstridge.
23-05-45NF646Spitfire, 718Sq, cr 3m NE Henstridge after collision. with Seafire RX219.
30-05-45T6800Dh82A, Hit ridge low flying Norden Farm Dorset    
09-06-45SM414Spitfire, 412Sq, forced landing nr Warmwell
15-06-45JT985Liberator IX, 232Sq, Hit hill nr Kingston, Purbecks, in bad weather, 5 crew and 22 pax killed. On 25 Oct 2007 a memorial seat was dedicated to these and the 3 casualties  from Swordfish K5985 which crashed  
18-06-45KH694Mustang, Wing fell off,cr Portland Bay
23-06-45NN411Spitfire, 761Sq, Spun in at Margaret Marsh.Pilot killed.
27-06-45NH812Spitfire, 414Sq, overshot and overturned landing at Warmwell.
15-07-45866B-17, 306BG, Overran  landing at Christchurch,damaged
15-07-45NL976DH82A, Dbr in gale Warmwell
06-08-45unidentified  a/c, cr  nr Chesil Bank- pilot killed
28-08-45NN462Seafire III, 761 Sqd, Collision over Marnhull
14-10-45Halifax, 644Sq, Belly landing  at Tarrant Rushton , no casualties.
09-11-45N6658Tiger Moth, 2EFTS, forced landing at Thornford
09-11-45PP997Spitfire, 761Sq, spun in at West Orchard ,pilot killed.
02-01-46EE335Gloster Meteor F3, 74Sqdn, crashed approx 2 miles East of Warmwell airfield close to Moreton Crossroads after making a low run over the airfield.
30-01-46NN498Spitfire, 759Sq, cr 2m W of Henstridge. engine failure,pilot killed
04-03-46G-AGEVHythe, BOAC, damaged landing Poole Harbour, w/u and scrapped.”Hailsham”
08-07-46NA461Halifax, 297Sq, cr on take off Tarrant Rushton 6 killed. 
09-07-46SX244Seafire F17.807Sq, This a/c collided with SX179 and crashed at Studland Bay 9/7/46.Freighter ‘Energie’ picked up the body of FK Barlow a few days later.Parts of a wing were washed up 25/12/92. SX179 made it back to base
22-07-46NN349Seafire F.III, Yeovilton storage RN,off Lulworth Cove, Dorset, Went into sea on test flight
14-08-46G-AGUCDove 1 (2nd Prototype), written off at West Howe after t/o Hurn
19-08-46RR959Ham, 1HGSU, stalled landing off Tarrant Rushton, U/c collapsd
19-07-47RH752Brigand I ,A& AEE cr ne Chesil Bank.Pilot killed
15-10-47TS371Wyvern prototype, Westlands Engine failed,cr Cattistock,pilot killed
19-11-47G-AGEVSunderland 3, BOAC, Accident when landing Poole, Grounded on Brownsea Is.Immersed by tide 4 times Taken to Hythe and scrapped
06-05-49G-AIFFBristol in sea 16M S of Portland while on s/e test.7 killed
17-07-49G-AHUHTaylorcraft Plus D, Crashed onto Ballard Down,nr Swanage
23-07-49EK747Firebrand TF.5, 813 Sq, Engine failed, force landing in Poole Harbour
30-11-49SR600Seafire F15, 767Sq, over the side HMS Illustrious off Portland
23-04-50EK797Firebrand TF5, 813 Sq RN.Off Portland,  Ditched after throttle linkage parted; pilot picked up by HMS Headingham Castle
16-04-50VV565Vampire,  247Sq ,cr in sea 12m S of Swanage after midair with Lincoln  RF404
25-04-50EK797FireBrand, 1RDU, Ditched off Portland 
30-04-50VV467Vampire .210AFS .cr forced landing 3 m S of Bere Regis
13-11-50G-ALFRAmbassador, Very hard landing at Christchurch, substantially damaged,repaired.
05-06-51EJ153Sunderland GR Mk V, 235 OCU, Hit high ground near Abbotsbury whilst positioning for a night practice bombing attack on Lyme Bay target. Major damage to hull. Returned to RAF Calshot and run straight up on the beach. to avoid sinking
08-06-51VZ330Vampire FB5, 229 OCU, Dived into gnd at Marston Magna Rd Sherborne
29-08-51TF918Sea Fury F10, 767 Sq, RN, .Folke,5m S of Sherborne, Dorset, Crashed near farmhouse attempting forced landing after engine failure
05-04-52G-AGXFAutocrat, Crashed at Litton Cheney NW of Abbotsbury.
25-04-52TG375Vampire F1, 208AFS, Crashed in forced landing 2m W of Chideock (Eng failure)
20-06-52RJ762Barracuda, 750Sq, cr in sea off Highcliffe, parts recoved by MEXE,Christchurch
31-08-52G-AJENAutocrat, Crashed at Puncknowle north west of Abbotsbury
31-10-52VX297 200/CWSea Fury T20, 738 Sq, Ditched  off Lyme Regis after engine failure.
26-03-53VV467Vampire FB.5, 210 AFS, Engine failed, force landing S of Bere Regis 
06-06-53G-AKZZTiger Moth, Christchurch Aero Club cr in sea Bournemouth Pier
09-06-53WA455Vampire FB5, 210AFS, stalled on T/o Tarrant Rushton
02-04-54SP351Seafire F17, 764 Sq RN.Sm SW of Warminster, Crashed low level exercise
11-05-54Sea Venom, cr on take off Hurn  killing motorcyclist on road past airfield
23-02-56WP193Hunter F.5, 34 Sqd, Engine failed, crash 4m west of Blandford
29-10-56XG636Sea Venom FAW21, 891Sq, ditched in Portland Harbour
25-06-57WE597Auster T.7, LAS, Hit power lines 1.5m  wnw of  Blandford- cr.
15-07-57WV221/UWhirlwind HAS22, 845SQditched 6 miles off Portland Lighthouse
26-07-57TW739/057Firefly TT4, FRU, cr landing Hurn
09-08-57WF176/034Seahawk FB3, FRU, cr landing Hurn
21-11-57   WF220Seahawk FB3, FRU, cr landing Hurn
20-04-58G-AIZAProctor, cr short of runway at Hurn
01-05-58XG609Sea Venom FAW21, 766SQ, cr in sea off Lulworth 
27-09-58XL848Whirlwind HAS.7, 848 Sq, Ditched into Portland   Harbour
21-04-59XG579/304Whirlwind HAR3, 815 SQ, ditched of Portland
29-04-59XJ397/309Whirlwind HAR3, 815Sq, cr in sea off Portland
20-07-59XG584Whirlwind HAR3, 815Sq, Ditched Portland Harbour- engine failure.
28-09-59XG575Whirlwind HAR3, 737SQ, ditched Nr Portland 
22-11-59G-AJEPAutocrat, Swung landing at Christchurch, hit pile of logs and w/.o
20-01-60XM664/776POWhirlwind HAS7, 737SQ, Ditched off Portland
04-02-60XM661/774POWhirlwind HAS7, 737SQ, Ditched off Portland.Engine failed.
17-05-60XK993/770POWhirlwind HAS7, 737SQ, Ditched off Portland. salvaged and used as instructional airframe
15-07-60G-APLCTiger Moth, Hit power lines near Shaftesbury whilst crop spraying.
27-07-60XK909/775POWhirlwind HAS7, 737SQ, Ditched off Portland due to engine fire
11-11-60WF76Meteor T7, A&AEE;MoD(PE)., B/u, cr 3m NW of Lyme Regis, Dorset,Flt Lt J.S. Duncan AFC, killed Broke up in air
14-02-61G-AMBITiger Moth, DBR in force landing at Stourpaine.
04-03-61G-ANSRTiger Moth, Crashed into sea off Studland.
20-3-61 XL876Whirlwind HAS7, 737Sq, Ditched off Portland due Fire on board. 
19-07-61XN333P.531 Wasp, 771 Sq, RN off Portland,Ditched – tail rotor failure
20-07-61XJ569Sea Vixen FAW.1, 899 Sqd, Abandoned in spin and crashed 5 miles from Dorchester.
31-07-61XL873Whirlwind HAS7, 737Sq, Ditched of Portland – engine Failure 
31-08-61XK529Buccaneer S1, A&AEE; MoD(PE),.Lyme Bay, Dorset, Stalled on catapult launch from HMS Hermes and crashed in sea Lt Cdr Ozzie Brown RN &  Mr Terry D. Dunn killed
11-01-62G-ALTPOxford,, damaged beyond repair by engine fire at Christchurch
03-03-62XN334Saro P.1953, 1771 Sq, RN HMS Ashanti off Portland, Ditched immediately after take-off
25-07-62WV919Seahawk FGA4, FRU, cr landing Hurn
17-08-62XP146Wessex HAS1, 737 Sq, RN, Off Portland, Ditched after lost control on night A/S sortie
14-01-63XL853/337CWhirlwind HAS7, 824Sq, Ditched Portland harbour – engine failure.
20-09-63XD213Scimitar F.1, 803 Sqd, Problems landing on HMS Victorious in Channel, pilot ejected and Scimitar crashed at Chaldon Herring.
26-10-63G-AMHFTiger Moth, Crashed in field near Gallows Hill,Bovingdon.
25-11-64XN708Sea Vixen FAW.1, 890 Sqd, Crashed  Lyme Bay at night during mock attack.
08-07-65XP144/775POWessex HAS1, 737 Sq, RN off Portland, Dorset, Ditched in English Channel after engine failure
17-03-66XS581/V241Sea Vixen FAW2, 893Sq, Crashed  Lyme Bay at night during mock attack.
04-10-66XT425/502WaspHAS1, 829Sq, ditched off Portland
16-11-66XL882/514Whirlwind HAS7, 829Sq, Ditched nr Portland
08-08-67XP137Wessex HAS3, Severly damaged in forced landing at Rampisham, East of Beaminster,rebuilt.
13-11-67XS864 404/DVWessex HAS1, 829 Sq Devonshire Flt, RN, Off Portland, ditched and sank in sea following engine failure
17-05-68XL878/PO514Whirlwind HAS7, 771Sq, Ditched off Weymouth Pier
15-07-68WV253/24Hunter T7, ETPS, cr in sea off Lyme Regis
06-10-68XM687/PO515Whirlwind HAS7, 771Sq, cr nr Weymouth after tail cone detached
06-10-68G-APRXDH82A, Crashed Compton Abbas 
09-10-68XM665/PO512Whirlwind HAS7, 771Sq, FL nr Weymouth below White Horse Hill and rolled over.
13-02-69WL350/844Meteor T7, FRU, cr at Blandford during A a QFI check flight. Both crew(Mr R Woolley & F/Lt R V Patchett) killed.
20-06-69XL868/57Whirlwind HAS7, 705Sq, crashed in Portland Harbour, recovered ,to instructional A2595
23-08-69XT509Soiux AH1, ARWF, MAC with XW191 during Display at Christchurch
23-08-69XW191Soiux AH1, ARWF, see above,both a/c  Blue Eagles display team
02-09-69XL881Whirlwind HAS7, 771Sq, Ditched in Channel – engine failure
09-12-69XV637Wasp HAS.1, 829 Sqd Ditched off Portland
01-05-70WJ632Canberra TT18, A&AEE; cr in Lyme Bay,2 killed . loss of control. Maj J.R. Weaver USAF, Flt Lt G.W.E. Foster AFM, B Squadron A&AEE; FTO killed
20-05-71XM875/PO516Wessex, 771SQ, cr in sea off Portland.3 killed
14-07-71XP174/521POWessex Has3, 737SQ, cr in sea off Portland 
15-11-71XP116Wessex HAS3, 737Sq, cr in sea off Portland
13-01-72XV645/PO529Sea King, 737Sq, cr in sea off Portland
16-02-72XS121/PO435Wessex HAS.1, 737SQ, cr in sea off Portland
28-01-72D-ANEFViscount 814, Lufhansa crashed on landing at Hurn, damaged and withdrawn from use
24-06-73G-ASHFC-150C, Broke up in midair over Poole Harbour 
02-08-73XV675/665POSea King HAS.1, 737 Sqd, Ditched off Portland
15-07-74XP138/654POWessex HAS3, 737Sq, Ditched off Chesil Bank- 3 killed.
19-11-74XV644 664/POSea King HAS1, 737 Sq, Ditched and sank 20 miles S of Portland. Recovered on 27.11.74
23-11-74XX136Jaguar T2, A&AEE;  cr nr Brockington Farm .Wimborne St Giles- engine fire
25-07-75Balloon, “Gerald Heineken”hit power lines at Coles Farm,Langton Matravers
31-03-76XV669 BL/410Sea King HAS1, 820 Sq RN ditched in the English Channel off Portland during a sortie from HMS Blake
18-07-78XP105/403DVWessex Has3, 737Sq, ditched off Isle of Wight.
04-08-78XS507/PO513Wessex HU5, 772Sq, Rolled over landing at Portland,badly damaged
13-09-78XP110Wessex HAS3, 737Sq, Ditched 15 miles off Portland Bill EF
12-05-79G-AXLHNipper, hit trees close to Hurn
24-07-79G-BGLP  F.172N, Forced Landing Holmsley South  on delivery flight Reims to Hurn .Slid into a ditch on landing and written off.
29-04-8068-057F-111A, 20TFW, Hit hill nr Mapperton(w of Sturminster Marshall) 2 crew killed
22-05-80XT763/515POWessex Hu5 , 772SQ, Ditched in Wetymouth Bay
27-06-80XP156/663POWessex Has3, 737SQ, Cr in sea off Portland – 3 killed
24-09-80G-ASFFPa-23, Ditched off Bournemouth
11-03-81XM872/662POWessex HAS3, 737SQ, Ditched south of Durdle Door after engine failure.Lt Brian Gell & Lt Martyn Reid rescued by Wessex XS149(John Connell)..Lt Geoff Mackett rescued by SAR Wessex 5(Lt Andy Mckie- 772Sq)
15-07-81XP118/664POWessex HAS3, 737SQ, Ditched 15M S of Portland (Pilot Brian Gell (see XM892 above)
22-05-82G-DAVITU.206G, Crashed Bellamy Farm,Piddletrenthide when a parachute opened in flight- wearer was pulled out of aircraft and tangled with tailplane.At least 2 persons killed
21-01-83ZA177/711Sea Harrier, 899Sq, Pilot lost control,cr at Cattistock.
16-05-83XE716 834/VLHunter GA11, FRADU RN Crashed into the  Channel off Portland.EF.Pilot Ejected.
06-09-83XT427 606Wasp HAS1, 829 Sq HQ Flt RN Ditched off Portland after sufferingloss of power shortly after take-off
20-10-83ZA194 716/VLSea Harrier FRS1, 899 Sq, RN Crashed at West Knighton near Dorchester following control restriction
15-04-84G-OFRLC414, Went through fence and across road on t/o Hurn
11-06-84G-BBXIHP Herald, Wing hit by truck on ground at Hurn
19-08-84XV569/QPhantom FG.1, Had a problem on take-off and the navigator ejected while the aircraft was still on the runway. He was badly injured in the subsequent landing but the pilot managed to keep control of the aircraft and made a safe landing at RAF Lyneham.
03-12-84XT767/624Wessex HU5, 772Sq, Hit harbour wall following control malfunction ,1 fatality.
08-09-85G-BDGLC206, Crashed in woods near Wimborne
24-02-87XV668Sea King HAS5, 706 Sq RN Ditched off Dodman Point during a night flying sortie.
15-05-86G-BGFGCheetah, Nosewheel collapsed landing Compton Abbas
10-09-86G-ASCJPa-24, damaged in wheels up landing at Hurn
09-04-89G-BHXJNorecrin, cr landing at Compton Abbas
08-05-89XX489/575CUJetstream T2, 750SQ, Crashed into Portland Harbour during the annual displasy killing both crew.
18-07-89N419FSTF-100F, Ran off runway when drag chute failed on landing at Hurn
04-10-89ZA191Sea Harrier FRS1, 801 Sq HMS Ark Royal, Lyme Bay, Abandoned after collision with carrier’s mast during low-level exercise
10-04-90XF985/877Hunter T8C, FRADU Crashed at Roman Farm Charminster near Dorchester- engine failure
19-05-91G-BBKBC-150L, Struck hilltop in cloud near Bere Regis and lost nosewheel unknown to pilot – landed at Hurn on maingear only 
25-08-91G-TESTPa-34, undercarriage collapsed landing  at Hurn during Airshow
25-08-91WJ682/C-UCanberra, Burst all tyre landing at Hurn – ran off runway and stopped 50 yds from  boundary fence
08-04-92G-OPIGARV, Force landed at Bere Regis, nosewheel collapse
31-08-92E-813Pampa Ia-63, Cr Hurn during display practise,pilot killed
12-07-90G-BNSCCitation, damaged in wheels up landing at Hurn
18-04-93G-BSTCAeronca 11AC, cr on take off Henstridge,damaged
11-07-93G-BRJYRand KR2, Nosewheel collapsed on landing Hurn
03-10-93G-BPODStolp Starduster, Fatal crash on take off from Askerwell
11-12-93G-BOYKBensen B-8M, Cr nr Charborough Park, Sturminster Marshall,Pilot Killed
25-04-94G-BTVV  C337, Nosewheel collapsed landing at Compton Abbas 
01-05-94G-SVIVStampe SV4, cr in field short of runway Compton Abbas 
11-07-94G-BSWALuscombe L-8A, ground looped landing Compton Abbas
16-02-95G-AYNDC310, Undercarriage collapse on landing Hurn
15-08-95G-BRUGLuscombe L-8E, u/c collapsed during take off at Dudsmoor Farm,near Hurn
10-11-95N3TQC310, Nosewheel collapse on landing Hurn
21-11-96G-BMZVC172P, Cr at Compton Abbas after aborted go-around,pilot killed
21-03-97G-NSFTPa-28-161, Engine failed while prctising forced landings,cr nr Cashmoor Inn
08-04-97G-ASVOHP Herald, Struck lighting pole while under tow at Hurn
13-06-97G-BSWKR-22, Rolled over on lift off from Hurn
06-11-97G-FLENPa-28, Deliberately ditched in sea off Boscombe in apparent  suicide attempt
16-05-98G-DHWWVampire, Undercarriage collapse after landing Hurn
22-05-98G-LOLOR-22, Hit ground & rolled over at Hurn
02-06-98G-AXBHC172, Crashed on t/o from Compton Abbas
05-04-99G-OPNIBell 206B, Pilot(not IMC rated) became disorientated in poor visability and crashed in Lyme Bay,2 miles S of Lyme Regis.No casualties.
03-08-99G-SFTZT67M, U/c collapsed landing Compton Abbas
26-08-99G-BDEXFRA150M., U/c collapsed landing Compton Abbas.
18-12-99G-OSOWPa-28-140, cr on take off Hurn,3 killed
11-03-00G-BLFWAA-5, U/c collapsed- heavy ldg at Compton Abbas
07-07-00N44DNPA-46 Malibu 350P, Written off in forced ldg Lychett Matravers.
19-08-00G-BIPIEverett Gyroplane, Rolled over during taxi training at Henstridge
10-10-00G-BYTPATR-72, Nosewheel collapse on ldg in high winds at Hurn
01-06-01G-BXEMCricket MKIV, Gyroplane,cr ldg at Henstridge.Pilot killed.
06-06-01G-BGTTC-310R, u/c collapsed landing at Hurn
20-07-01G-WILDPitts S.1T, Skidded landing Compton Abbas and overturned in adjacent field.
21-07-02G-DONIAA5B, undercarriage collapsed landing Compton Abbas
11-08-01RA44546Yak-52, Crashed 1 mile N of Compton Abbas during aerobatics.Pilot killed
23-09-01G-BXTYPa-28 damaged in landing accident at Hurn
04-01-02G-OFCHAgBell 206B., rolled over while in hover at Morn Farm Chickerell,damaged beyond repair,no casualties.
07-07-02RA44549Yak-50, Gear-up landing at Compton casualties.
15-07-02G-BBHMS.61N., Coastguard Rescue,burnt out after forced ldg at Hamworthy,engine failure,no cas
08-09-02G-ATMHAuster D5-180, Take off accident at Eyres Field.slight damage
16-09-02G-BYBF Robin, Damaged at Compton Abbas when struck by landing Kitfox 2 G-LEED
16-09-02G-LEEDKitfox,, veered of runway on take off and hit G-AYBF (above) at Compton Abbas 
13-11-02ZF123/ZQSea King HC.4, 848Sq   cr on deck of RFA Argus off Portland
19-03-03G-BOXBPa-28, cr on t/o at Gorwell Farm,Little Bredy airstrip
09-05-03G-FXBTA22 Foxbat, U/c collapsed following forced landing  at Mapperton Farm,nr Wimborne
11-08-03G-CHYLR-22 Beta, Damaged in heavy landing at Bournemouth 
24-08-03G-BYPTRans S-6ES Coyote, Nosewheel collapsed after bounce on landing Compton Abbas. 
25-10-03N999MHC195, Slight damage  after ground collision with G-AYEV at Compton Abbas
20-11-03G-BSZUC150, forced landing nr Warham,no casualties. Aircraft returned to Hurn by road 25th Nov.
03-03-04G-PWERA-109, Cr 1 mile east of Bournemouth airport inbound BIA from Battersea. 2 on board killed.
10-03-04G-CBBFBeech 76, U/c collapsed landing at Bournemouth.No cas
15-02-05G-ALIWTiger Moth, Right u/c collapsed landing Littlebredy
08-07-05G-LITZPitts S1E, Groundloop landing Buckland Newton
29-04-06G-BWEVC152, Nosewheel collapse Compton Abbas  
01-09-06G-BXCWDenny Kitfox, Nosed over landing at Rollington Farm,Corfe.
01-07-08G-CEOYSchweizer 269C-1, cr SE of RW 26 threshold Bournmouth Airport
07-04-07G-APXYC150, Nosewheel collapse landing Compton Abbas 
15-04-07G-OBFCPa-28, cr landing at Henstridge.w/ cas. 
10-06-08G-ASJLBonanza, Nosewheel collapse Compton Abbas   
08-09-08G-CEREEvektor EV97, Damaged in aborted t/off Newton Peveril.
19-09-08G-BZOLR3000/140, Nosewheel collapse Compton Abbas.
09-10-08RAF2000, cr Kingston Magna, Gillingham, Dorset, 1 killed.  
24-05-09G-JUNGCASA 1-131, cr Stourton Caundle,engine failure, Pilot killed, passenger injured.
30-05-09G-AYHXSAN Jodel, u/c collapsed landing Henstridge,damaged.
09-08-09G-REECFalco F8L, Wheels up ldg Compton Abbas- pilot forgot  to lower u/c !
20-12-09G-BRIKNipper, Ran away  after hand  start up at Compton Abbas,hit G-CFOG Both  damaged.
03-04-10G-UILDGrob  G109B, Cr into trees and hangar on take off at Wing Farm, Longbridge Deverill 
18-07-10G-RAPAFR172H, Started at full throttle after refueling – hit side of hangar.
15-05-11G-AOILTiger Moth, CR  nr   Witchampton ,2 on board injured,1 died later.  
29-05-11G-KIPPThruster T600N, Bounced and overturned landing Compton Abbas.No casualties.
20-08-11XX179Hawk T1, cr 1 km E of Hurn at Throop F/Lt J Egging killed
17-01-12G-CBIOThruster T600N, Fcd Ldg nr Compton Abbas and casualties
04-05-12G-CIVXSea Vixen, U/c colllapsed landing Hurn.No casualties
16-05-12G-HIJKC421C,, Swung on ldg at Hurn, nosewheel collapsed, damage to main gear.
05-08-16N6830BPa-22 Pacer, cr Wyke Oliver Road, Preston, Weymouth.3 POB. no cas.
26-08-17Tiger Moth, Cr nr Compton Abbas , 2  killed.,
15-05-18G-RVRRPa-38-112, cr on take-off Compton Abbas


  • a/c Aircraft
  • BL Belly landing
  • BO Bale out
  • CR Crashed
  • CRL Crash landing
  • dbf Destroyed by fire
  • DF destroyed in fire
  • EF Engine Failure
  • e/r en-route
  • F Fire
  • FL Forced Landing
  • GAC Ground Accident
  • GL Ground looped
  • K Killed
  • ldg Landing
  • MAC Midair Collision
  • MF Mechanical Failure
  • oG Out of Gas
  • LAC Landing Accident
  • s/d Shot down
  • TOA Take Off Accidents
  • TAC Taxying accident
  • U/c undercarriage
  • w/o written off