I received a request to dig up some info on the 1950 Dakota plane crash. 27 people died when a BEA Dakota bound for Scotland crashed at Highwood Hill in Mill Hill. Only one person on board the plan survived.
There is a great clip on the Pathe News website
There is also a write up in Aviation News reporting the details of the crash inquiry
You can still see evidence of the crash where the garden wall has been repaired. If you walk up Highwood Hill and turn right, have a look at the wall just past the first house on your right.
I find the local history of our area fascinating. If you know of any other stories which may be of interest to readers of the Barnet Eye, please get in touch.
It seems a shame that there is no memorial to the 27 people who died in the crash.
Keep an eye out for RE magazine, there is a great article on the subject in the latest edition