During World War 2, on December the 11th 1944 the top of the plateau was covered in thick cloud, leading to a massive reduction in visibility.
Avro Anson Mk.1 N9853 of No.16 Flight Training School was on its way to RAF Millom in Cumbria, when it hit the ground below the summit.
The aircraft turned over after the impact, yet remarkably, no-one on board suffered serious injury.
After the initial clear up, the remains of the wreckage were left until 1955 when they were disposed of by a Royal Air Force recovery team.
Much of the aircraft was then either moved off Kinder Scout, or shifted to a nearby ditch where it remains today.
This random thing is a piece of riveted aluminium; recovered at the crash site and sent to me by Dave fox, who found the location with the aid of GPS.
Co-ordinates for anyone who wishes to visit the crash site are Grid ref SK 10123 87866.
It's a great walk up there, and if the weather's fine, the views are fantastic.