crashed into Strines Moor in the Peak District.
The pilot had been on training exercise when he ran out of fuel on the leg back to base . It is suspected that his compass was not re-set correctly after a session of aerobatics but on realising the impending lack of fuel he used his resources and chose to attempt a wheels up landing on this flat moor.
In this he was both successful and a little lucky , for he managed not to hit any of the rocks which are strewn amongst the deep heather.
On landing he was aided from the aircraft by a local just before it burst into flames . The aircraft burned to destruction.
All thats left are lumps of molten alloy and a few fragments of tubing and glass.