1980: These photos were donated by Ian Wray who told us " A
plane which was unable to stop at the end of the runway at LBA after landing in
I took the photos from Harrogate Road (Victoria Avenue).
It happened on a
weekday and I took these after arriving home from work, the quality is not
great as there wasn't too much light and I didn't have a tripod.
I think the
aircraft had gone through the fence at the end of the runway but had possibly
been towed back a short distance by the time I arrived "
Information from "Yeadon Above
the Rest" by Ken Cothliff.
On 4th February 1980 a sudden severe snowstorm engulfed the
airport, against advice the pilot of a Cessna 404 G Wing tried to land when all
other flights had been cancelled. After several attempts to land the plane came
down midway on the runway and overshot through the boundary fence onto
Harrogate Road which was subsequently closed for several hours. The pilot
was not injured.