The aircraft was on a ferry flight from RAF Silloth to RNAS Ford, during
which it crashed at Heydon Head, killing the pilot. The aircraft was missing for a month, and was found by a worker clearing snow from the Holmfirth Road, just over a mile away.
Sub Lieutenant GERALD V. WILLIAMSON, Pilot
In the 1970s, much of the aircraft still remained at the site, as can be seen in the excellent 'Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 1 & 2' by Ron Collier; sadly much of this aircraft, including the engine, has now vanished.
The site lies in close proximity to several others; a R.C.A.F. Sabre, two RAF Meteors, and across the Holmfirth Road, a U.S.A.A.F. Liberator.