Crash site of de Havilland Moth G-ACGD on Broad Law, Scottish Border

26th September 1936
DH60G Moth Major G-ACGD
Civil
Broadlaw, Borders

The two men had taken off from a private aerodrome at Macmerry between Tranent and Haddington in East Lothian in an aircraft owned by the Edinburgh Flying Club, who used … Continue reading “1936-09-26|DH60G Moth Major|G-ACGD|Civil|Broadlaw, Borders”

The view towards Clatteringshaws Loch from the crash site of Dragonfly G-AEHC

2nd February 1937
Dragonfly G-AEHC
London Express Newspapers Ltd
Darnaw, Dumfries & Galloway

The Croydon based aircraft was being used to prove a safe air route from Renfrew to Speke under the sponsorship (and ownership) of the Daily Express in an unofficial response … Continue reading “1937-02-02|Dragonfly|G-AEHC|London Express Newspapers Ltd|Darnaw, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Avro Anson L7949 on Lairdside Hill near Lochwinnoch

19th September 1938
Anson Mk.I L7949
No.12 E&RFTS, RAF
Lairdside Hill, Renfrewshire

The crash was reported in the Scotsman as occurring while the aircraft was descending through cloud towards Prestwick while flying from Newcastle.  The aircraft’s pilot John Charlesley walked the mile … Continue reading “1938-09-19|Anson Mk.I|L7949|No.12 E&RFTS, RAF|Lairdside Hill, Renfrewshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I L9153 on Corserine, Rhinns of Kells

9th January 1939
Anson Mk.I L9153
No.12 E&RFTS, RAF
Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had left Prestwick for a navigation training flight, the burnt out wreck was discovered the following day by a shepherd on the lower slopes of Corserine. One of … Continue reading “1939-01-09|Anson Mk.I|L9153|No.12 E&RFTS, RAF|Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway”

Pegal Burn looking towards the crash site of Ju88 4D+EK

17th October 1939
Ju88A-1 4D+EK
1/KG25
Isle of Hoy, Orkney

The aircraft was one of a number taking part in an attack on the fleet anchorage of Scapa Flow, the crews had been briefed to attack only ships at anchor … Continue reading “1939-10-17|Ju88A-1|4D+EK|1/KG25|Isle of Hoy, Orkney”

Engine at the crash site of Blenheim P4848 on the lower slopes of Ben Inner, Carsphairn

8th November 1939
Blenheim Mk.IV P4848
Special Duties Flight, RAF
Ben Inner, Dumfries & Galloway

During the 8th November 1939 the Special Duties Flight, a unit which was testing radio and radar equipment among other things for the Air Ministry Research Establishment, were ferrying 5 … Continue reading “1939-11-08|Blenheim Mk.IV|P4848|Special Duties Flight, RAF|Ben Inner, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage, engine firewall and bearers, at the crash site of Miles Master Mk.I N7761 on Broad Law, Scottish Borders

4th August 1940
Master Mk.I N7761
No.3 FPP, ATA
Broad Law, Borders

The aircraft was being transferred from RAF Montrose to Reading, the initial part of its route took the aircraft to Turnhouse on the edge of Edinburgh. At 09:40 on the … Continue reading “1940-08-04|Master Mk.I|N7761|No.3 FPP, ATA|Broad Law, Borders”

Crash site of He111 5J+SH on Cairnsmore of Fleet

9th August 1940
He111H-4 5J+SH
1/KG4, Luftwaffe
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft flew into the mountain a short way off the summit towards Eastman’s Cairn and was burnt out while on a sortie from its base at Soesterberg in Holland. … Continue reading “1940-08-09|He111H-4|5J+SH|1/KG4, Luftwaffe|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Miles Master N7500 on Headmark Moss, Dalmellington, Ayrshire

23rd August 1940
Master Mk.I N7500
No.3 FPP, ATA
Dalmellington, Ayrshire

Master N7500 was being ferried from Reading to Montrose where the aircraft was to be assigned to No.8 Flying Training School. The pilot had become lost in cloud while over … Continue reading “1940-08-23|Master Mk.I|N7500|No.3 FPP, ATA|Dalmellington, Ayrshire”

Undercarriage leg at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P5090 in Fathan Glinne, Balquidder

24th November 1940
Whitley Mk.V P5090
No.502 Sqn, RAF
Fathen Glinne, Stirlingshire

The crew had been on convoy escort duties over the Atlantic and were returning to Limavady in Northern Ireland in very poor weather. They overshot their base and had become … Continue reading “1940-11-24|Whitley Mk.V|P5090|No.502 Sqn, RAF|Fathen Glinne, Stirlingshire”

Wreckage from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P5009 scattered about the shore of Loch Enoch

27th November 1940
Whitley Mk.V P5009
No.10 B&GS, RAF
Loch Enoch, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from Dumfries for a short flight to West Freugh near Stranraer, though the unit ORB recorded the flight as being the opposite direction, so that … Continue reading “1940-11-27|Whitley Mk.V|P5009|No.10 B&GS, RAF|Loch Enoch, Dumfries & Galloway”

Undercarriage from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley P5041 at Balmavicar, Mull of Kintyre

23rd January 1941
Whitley Mk.V P5041
No.502 Sqn, RAF
Balmavicar, Kintyre

The aircraft had taken off from Aldergrove in Northern Ireland on convoy escort duties, the crew became lost in bad weather (most likely while returning to Aldergrove) and flew too … Continue reading “1941-01-23|Whitley Mk.V|P5041|No.502 Sqn, RAF|Balmavicar, Kintyre”

Upper extent of the wreckage trail on Sgurr nan Ceannaichean, crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley P4996

27th February 1941
Whitley Mk.V P4996
No.78 Sqn, RAF
Glen Carron, Wester Ross

The crew had participated in a raid against the German city of Köln, having taken off from their home station of Dishforth in North Yorkshire. While returning from the raid … Continue reading “1941-02-27|Whitley Mk.V|P4996|No.78 Sqn, RAF|Glen Carron, Wester Ross”

Wreckage from Lockheed Hudson Mk.I N7235 near Loch Bradan

3rd March 1941
Hudson Mk.I N7235
No.224 Sqn, RAF
Loch Bradan, Ayrshire

The aircraft was being flown from No.224 Sqn’s home station of RAF Leuchars to RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland. It had taken off at 12:00 but failed to arrive at … Continue reading “1941-03-03|Hudson Mk.I|N7235|No.224 Sqn, RAF|Loch Bradan, Ayrshire”

Port wing at the crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7310 on Withi Gill, Isle of Hoy

19th March 1941
Hudson Mk.I N7310
No.220 Sqn, RAF
Withi Gill, Orkney

Lockheed Hudson Mk.I N7310 of No.220 Sqn RAF, flew into Withi Gill on the island of Hoy, Orkney on the 19th March 1941. The crew had become lost in atrocious weather and was getting D/F bearings to guide it to safety when it crashed   Richard Douglas Harris Sergeant Pilot Killed Gerald Edward Towe Sergeant … Continue reading “1941-03-19|Hudson Mk.I|N7310|No.220 Sqn, RAF|Withi Gill, Orkney”

Engine from Avro Anson N9857 at the crash site on Imir Fada, Ben More Assynt

13th April 1941
Anson Mk.I N9857
No.19 OTU, RAF
Ben More Assynt, Sutherland

F/O Steyn’s Distinguished Flying Cross was Gazetted on the 17th January 1941, he was a Pilot Officer serving with No.10 Squadron at the time The aircraft had taken off from … Continue reading “1941-04-13|Anson Mk.I|N9857|No.19 OTU, RAF|Ben More Assynt, Sutherland”

Tail section at the crash site of Lockheed Hudson T9432 on Ben Lui

15th April 1941
Hudson Mk.III T9432
No.233 Sqn, RAF
Ben Lui, Stirlingshire

Sgt Aylott was from Buckhurst Hill in Essex, there is a photograph of his grave on the Buckhurst Hill history website. The aircraft had been on a patrol from RAF … Continue reading “1941-04-15|Hudson Mk.III|T9432|No.233 Sqn, RAF|Ben Lui, Stirlingshire”

Remaining wreckage at the crash site Lockheed Hudson T9292 near Brora, Sutherland

1st May 1941
Hudson Mk.I T9292
No.269 Sqn, RAF
Brora, Sutherland

The aircraft had taken off from Wick on convoy escort duties in the early evening, upon return the pilot could not safely break through cloud cover near Wick or over … Continue reading “1941-05-01|Hudson Mk.I|T9292|No.269 Sqn, RAF|Brora, Sutherland”

Impact scar at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P5070 on East Scaraben, Berriedale, Caithnes

1st May 1941
Whitley Mk.V P5070
No.612 Sqn, RAF
East Scaraben, Caithness

The crew had taken off on an anti U-Boat patrol from Wick on the 30th April 1941 and were returning early from the flight in the early hours of the … Continue reading “1941-05-01|Whitley Mk.V|P5070|No.612 Sqn, RAF|East Scaraben, Caithness”

Crash site of Ju88 0662 M2+CK at Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire

7th May 1941
Ju88A-5 0662/M2+CK
3/ Kü Fl Gr 906, Luftwaffe
Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire

The aircraft had taken off from a base in Holland on the 6th May 1941 as part of a large attack against Glasgow and Greenock. At 02:00 on the 7th … Continue reading “1941-05-07|Ju88A-5|0662/M2+CK|3/ Kü Fl Gr 906, Luftwaffe|Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Consolidated Catalina AH533 on the slopes of Cruach na Seilcheig, Jura

15th July 1941
Catalina Mk.I AH533
No.210 Sqn, RAF
Cruach na Seilcheigh, Isle of Jura

The aircraft, normally stationed at Oban, had been to Helensburgh for an overhaul. Once this was completed the aircraft was to be ferried back to Oban. When the aircraft approached … Continue reading “1941-07-15|Catalina Mk.I|AH533|No.210 Sqn, RAF|Cruach na Seilcheigh, Isle of Jura”

The crash site of Hawker Hurricane Mk.I W9112 on Lowther Hill

21st July 1941
Hurricane Mk.I W9112
No.59 OTU, RAF
Lowther Hill, South Lanarkshire

The pilot was on a local flying exercise with elements of blind flying, map reading and D/F homing from RAF Crosby-on-Eden when he flew into the northern side of Lowther … Continue reading “1941-07-21|Hurricane Mk.I|W9112|No.59 OTU, RAF|Lowther Hill, South Lanarkshire”

The crash site of Lockheed Hudson AE640 at Feorlan, Mull of Kintyre

25th July 1941
Hudson Mk.V AE640
OADF, RAF
Feorlan, Kintyre

The aircraft was a newly built aircraft which was being ferried from the Lockheed factory to the UK. It had been flown across the USA and Canada before being flown … Continue reading “1941-07-25|Hudson Mk.V|AE640|OADF, RAF|Feorlan, Kintyre”

Crash site of Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV Z7646 on Bowbeat Hill, Moorfoot Hills, Peebles, Scottish Border

30th July 1941
Blenheim Mk.IV Z7646
No.18 MU, RAF
Bowbeat Hill, Borders

No.18 Maintenance Unit were stationed at RAF Dumfries where they prepared aircraft for active service, they had large numbers of aircraft on charge at any one time and so stored … Continue reading “1941-07-30|Blenheim Mk.IV|Z7646|No.18 MU, RAF|Bowbeat Hill, Borders”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.IC R1093 on Carn Garbh near Brora, Sutherland

30th July 1941
Wellington Mk.IC R1093
No.20 OTU, RAF
Carn Garbh, Sutherland

The crew were on a navigation training flight from RAF Lossiemouth when they flew into the north western end of Carn Garbh, a 1770ft high hill to the west of … Continue reading “1941-07-30|Wellington Mk.IC|R1093|No.20 OTU, RAF|Carn Garbh, Sutherland”

Impact point of Consolidated LB-30A Liberator AM261 on Mullach Buidhe near Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran

10th August 1941
LB-30A Liberator AM261
ATFERO, RAFFC
Mullach Buidhe, Isle of Arran

The aircraft had take off from Heathfield (Ayr) to fly to Gander in eastern Canada with ferry crews onboard with the intention of those crews ferrying new aircraft back across … Continue reading “1941-08-10|LB-30A Liberator|AM261|ATFERO, RAFFC|Mullach Buidhe, Isle of Arran”

Crash site of Short S23 Empire Class Flying Boat AX659 / G-AETY 'Clio' near Bruichladdich on the Isle of Islay

22nd August 1941
S.23/M AX659
No.119 Sqn, RAF
Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay

The aircraft involved in this accident was a requisitioned Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat, its pre-war civil registration being G-AETY. While in service with Imperial Airways it had carried the … Continue reading “1941-08-22|S.23/M|AX659|No.119 Sqn, RAF|Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay”

Crash site of Boulton Paul Defiant T4042 on Hunt Law, Lauder, Scottish Borders

29th August 1941
Defiant Mk.I T4042
No.60 OTU, RAF
Hunt Law, Borders

During the early morning of the 29th August Sgt La Gruta was briefed by Sergeant R J McNair, an instructor with C Flight at 60 OTU who had previously flown … Continue reading “1941-08-29|Defiant Mk.I|T4042|No.60 OTU, RAF|Hunt Law, Borders”

Wooden marker placed close to the crash site of Consolidated Liberator AM915 on Arinarach Hill near Campbeltown

1st September 1941
Liberator Mk.I AM915
BOAC
Arinarach Hill, Kintyre

The crash occurred while the aircraft was on the final leg of its journey from Montreal with a number of passengers bound for the UK.  They were a mix of … Continue reading “1941-09-01|Liberator Mk.I|AM915|BOAC|Arinarach Hill, Kintyre”

Crash site of Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV L9261 on Sandness Hill, Walls, Shetland

3rd September 1941
Blenheim Mk.IV L9261
No.235 Sqn, RAF
Sandness Hill, Shetland

The crew of the aircraft had taken off from RAF Sumburgh at the southern end of the Shetland Mainland at 22:00 on the 2nd September 1941 to carry out an … Continue reading “1941-09-03|Blenheim Mk.IV|L9261|No.235 Sqn, RAF|Sandness Hill, Shetland”

Rear fuselage of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley N1498 which crashed on Carn a Choire Mhoir, near Tomatin, at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry

6th January 1942
Whitley Mk.V N1498
No.19 OTU, RAF
Carn a Choire Mhoir, Inverness-shire

Whitley Mk.V N1498 of No.19 Operational Training Unit, flew into Carn a Choire Mhoir near Tomatin whilst on an evening training flight from RAF Kinloss on the 6th January 1942   John George Irvine Pilot Officer RNZAF Pilot Killed John Graham Castling Pilot Officer RNZAF Pilot Killed Cecil Spencer George DFM Sergeant Pilot (Instructor) Killed … Continue reading “1942-01-06|Whitley Mk.V|N1498|No.19 OTU, RAF|Carn a Choire Mhoir, Inverness-shire”

crash site of Catalina Z2148 on Willa-mina Hoga, Isle of Yell, Shetland

19th January 1942
Catalina Mk.I Z2148
No.240 Sqn, RAF
Isle of Yell, Shetland

The crew of the aircraft had flown from their normal home station of RAF Castle Archdale on Lough Erne to RAF Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth north of Inverness before … Continue reading “1942-01-19|Catalina Mk.I|Z2148|No.240 Sqn, RAF|Isle of Yell, Shetland”

Smashed Bristol Pegasus engine at the crash site of Vickers Wellington T2707 in Glen Affric

13th February 1942
Wellington Mk.IC T2707
No.20 OTU, RAF
Glen Affric, Inverness-shire

The crew were on a night cross country training flight from Lossiemouth when the starboard propeller came off, the aircraft could not maintain height on a single engine in icing … Continue reading “1942-02-13|Wellington Mk.IC|T2707|No.20 OTU, RAF|Glen Affric, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford L4597 beside Loch Laidon, Rannoch Moor

2nd March 1942
Oxford Mk.I L4597
No.4 FPP, ATA
Rannoch Moor, Perthshire

The pilot was ferrying the aircraft to No.45 Maintenance Unit at RAF Kinloss from Cambridge in poor weather. While over Rannoch Moor the starboard engine of the aircraft failed, unable … Continue reading “1942-03-02|Oxford Mk.I|L4597|No.4 FPP, ATA|Rannoch Moor, Perthshire”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Avro Anson W2630 on Cairnsmore of Fleet

17th April 1942
Anson Mk.I W2630
No.1 AOS, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The pilot was flying the aircraft on a night air test from RAF Wigtown, with a wireless operator and passenger who was an employee of Airwork Ltd, when they flew … Continue reading “1942-04-17|Anson Mk.I|W2630|No.1 AOS, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb W3244 on Bullhope Law, Gifford, Lammermuir Hills

5th May 1942
Spitfire Mk.Vb W3244
No.242 Sqn, RAF
Bullhope Law, Lammermuir Hills

No.242 Squadron were stationed at RAF Turnhouse near Edinburgh, with a detached flight at RAF Drem in East Lothian. On the 5th May 1942 three aircraft took off on a … Continue reading “1942-05-05|Spitfire Mk.Vb|W3244|No.242 Sqn, RAF|Bullhope Law, Lammermuir Hills”

Wreckage at the crash site of Fairey Albacore BF592 on Mel Fae, Rackwick, Isle of Hoy

24th June 1942
Albacore Mk.I BF592
No.871 Sqn, RN
Mel Fea, Orkney

The aircraft was flying to RNAS Hatson near Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, from Evanton on the Cromarty Firth near Inverness on the Scottish mainland. The aircraft was to … Continue reading “1942-06-24|Albacore Mk.I|BF592|No.871 Sqn, RN|Mel Fea, Orkney”

Memorial cairn at the crash site of Avro Anson DJ106 on Ben MacDui, Cairngorm Mountains

21st August 1942
Anson Mk.I DJ106
No.19 OTU, RAF
Ben MacDui, Inverness-shire

The crew of DJ106 was on a day time cross country navigation flight from RAF Kinloss. It was while returning to base that the aircraft flew into the western side … Continue reading “1942-08-21|Anson Mk.I|DJ106|No.19 OTU, RAF|Ben MacDui, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Bristol Beaufort L4479 on Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

30th August 1942
Beaufort Mk.I L4479
No.5 OTU, RAF
Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

The three crew members were all buried at Dunure Cemetery to the south of Ayr.

Crash site of Bristol Beaufort N1180 on Tor Mhor, Mull of Kintyre

2nd September 1942
Beaufort Mk.I N1180
No.1 TTU, RAF
Tor Mhor, Kintyre

While normally stationed at RAF Abbotsinch (now Glasgow Airport), the crew had been detatched to operate from RAF Turnberry on the Ayrshire coast. They had been briefed for a night … Continue reading “1942-09-02|Beaufort Mk.I|N1180|No.1 TTU, RAF|Tor Mhor, Kintyre”

Wreckage at the crash site of Consolidated Liberator AL624 on Drigmorn Hill, near Newton Stewart

14th September 1942
Liberator Mk.II AL624
No.1653 HCU, RAF
Drigmorn Hill, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was stationed at RAF Burn in Yorkshire, its crew were briefed, along with 3 other crews (those of Liberators AL597, AL625 & AL635) to carry out a cross … Continue reading “1942-09-14|Liberator Mk.II|AL624|No.1653 HCU, RAF|Drigmorn Hill, Dumfries & Galloway”

Circular scar at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I DG787 on Corserine, Rhinns of Kells

23rd October 1942
Anson Mk.I DG787
AN&BS, RAF
Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was on a night navigation exercise from Jurby on the Isle of Man when it failed to return, after being reported missing nothing more was heard for two … Continue reading “1942-10-23|Anson Mk.I|DG787|AN&BS, RAF|Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage of Vickers Wellington Mk.IC L7867 in Bealach Dubh

10th December 1942
Wellington Mk.IC L7867
No.28 OTU, RAF
Geal-charn, Inverness-shire

The crew, from B Flight of No.20 OTU, were on a day navigation training flight from RAF Lossiemouth. The planned route was from base to a point some 30 miles … Continue reading “1942-12-10|Wellington Mk.IC|L7867|No.28 OTU, RAF|Geal-charn, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Sunderland DV979 at Black Rock, Islay

24th January 1943
Sunderland Mk.III DV979
No.246 Sqn, RAF
Black Rock, Isle of Islay

The crew of the aircraft had been on an operational patrol, carrying out a parallel track search, from Bowmore of the sea area RU58, having taken off at 07:24. The … Continue reading “1943-01-24|Sunderland Mk.III|DV979|No.246 Sqn, RAF|Black Rock, Isle of Islay”

Wreckage at the crash site of Typhoon DN366 in the Lammermuir Hills

14th February 1943
Typhoon Mk.IB DN366
No.197 Sqn, RAF
Faseny Cottage, East Lothian

  On the 14th February No.197 Squadron were carrying out a number of non-operational exercises from their home station at RAF Drem near North Berwick in East Lothian. These included … Continue reading “1943-02-14|Typhoon Mk.IB|DN366|No.197 Sqn, RAF|Faseny Cottage, East Lothian”

Crash site of Ju88 3E+HM on Hare Hill

25th March 1943
Ju88A-14 144357 / 3E+HM
2/KG6, Luftwaffe
Hare Hill, West Lothian

During the night of the 24th / 25th March 1943 a raid was mounted against Edinburgh by a small number of Luftwaffe units, no fewer than 6 aircraft were lost, … Continue reading “1943-03-25|Ju88A-14|144357 / 3E+HM|2/KG6, Luftwaffe|Hare Hill, West Lothian”

Mixed wreckage from de Havilland Mosquito DZ486 on Cranstackie, Durness

5th April 1943
Mosquito Mk.IV DZ486
No.618 Sqn, RAF
Cranstakie, Sutherland

The aircraft is reported to have flown over Durness and Balnakeil before turning south and flying down the glen towards Cranstackie, however the distribution of wreckage at the site suggests … Continue reading “1943-04-05|Mosquito Mk.IV|DZ486|No.618 Sqn, RAF|Cranstakie, Sutherland”

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V BD295 on Cawdor Moor near Inverness

17th May 1943
Whitley Mk.V BD295
No.19 OTU, RAF
Cawdor Moor, Inverness-shire

Sergeant Hartwell died of his injuries on the 19th May 1943.

3rd June 1943
B-26C 41-34707
322nd BG, USAAF
Beinn na Feusaige, Wester Ross

During early June 1943 the USAAF ferried a large number of B-26 Marauder aircraft from the US to Europe. While many of the larger aircraft flew alone the B-26s made … Continue reading “1943-06-03|B-26C|41-34707|322nd BG, USAAF|Beinn na Feusaige, Wester Ross”

Crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA877 on Meallan Odhar

3rd July 1943
Whitley Mk.V LA877
No.19 OTU, RAF
Meallan Odhar, Inverness-shire

The aircraft was being used for a screened bombing exercise followed by a cross country navigation exercise. The crew took off from Forres on the Moray coast, a satellite of … Continue reading “1943-07-03|Whitley Mk.V|LA877|No.19 OTU, RAF|Meallan Odhar, Inverness-shire”

Main undercarriage oleos at the crash site of Vought Chesapeake AL941 in Glean Diomhan, Lochranza

22nd July 1943
Chesapeake Mk.I AL941
No.772 Sqn, RN
Gleann Diomhan, Isle of Arran

The aircraft had take off from the then Naval Air Station at Machrihanish, HMS Landrail, for a training exercise. During the exercise and in poor visibility the aircraft struck the … Continue reading “1943-07-22|Chesapeake Mk.I|AL941|No.772 Sqn, RN|Gleann Diomhan, Isle of Arran”

Crash site of Consolidated B-24 42-41030 on Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

20th August 1943
B-24D 42-41030
Knox Prov. Group, USAAF
Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

Consolidated B-24D Liberator 42-41030 flew into Beinn Nuis on the Isle of Arran on the 20th August 1943 The aircraft was not assigned to any specific unit but was part … Continue reading “1943-08-20|B-24D|42-41030|Knox Prov. Group, USAAF|Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson N5032 near Craigencallie, Newton Stewart

1st September 1943
Anson Mk.I N5032
No.1 (O)AFU, RAF
Craigencallie, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a night navigation exercise from RAF Wigtown, they were returning to their base but overshot on a northerly heading and flew into high ground to the … Continue reading “1943-09-01|Anson Mk.I|N5032|No.1 (O)AFU, RAF|Craigencallie, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X LX946 on Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay

12th September 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X LX946
No.304 FTU, RAF
Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay

The aircraft was one of a number of Beaufighters whose crews had been tasked with a long distance night cross country exercise, they were taking off at after 03:00, LX946 … Continue reading “1943-09-12|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|LX946|No.304 FTU, RAF|Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay”

Crash site of B-24D 42-72851 on Li a Tuath, Lochmaddy, North Uist

15th September 1943
B-24D 42-72851
Bridges Prov. Group, USAAF
Li a Tuath, North Uist

The aircraft, which had only recently come off the production line at San Diego, was being ferried across the Atlantic, at the time of the crossing it had not been … Continue reading “1943-09-15|B-24D|42-72851|Bridges Prov. Group, USAAF|Li a Tuath, North Uist”

Crash site of Lockheed C-60A 42-56014 on Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

30th September 1943
C-60A 42-56014
17th Fy Grp, USAAF
Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

The aircraft was on a transport flight from Prestwick on the Ayrshire coast to Stornaway in the Western Isles it had taken off at 09:49 GMT for the 1 hour … Continue reading “1943-09-30|C-60A|42-56014|17th Fy Grp, USAAF|Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran”

Aircraft wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X LZ455 on Beinn Breach, Mull of Kintyre

30th October 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X LZ455
No.2 OAPU, RAF
Beinn Breach, Kintyre

Bristol Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X LZ455 of No.2 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit flew into high ground on Beinn Breach on the Mull of Kintyre on the 30th October 1943, the aircraft was being ferried from Filton to Port Ellen   Kenneth John Nixon Flying Officer Pilot Killed Angelo Benito Solari Sergeant Navigator Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito P.R. Mk.IX MM244 near Loch Ness

5th November 1943
Mosquito P.R. Mk.IX MM244
No.544 Sqn, RAF
Nr Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

The two crew, along with six other crews, were on a high altitude cross country flight from RAF Benson. When at cruising altitude of 30,000 feet the aircraft suffered from … Continue reading “1943-11-05|Mosquito P.R. Mk.IX|MM244|No.544 Sqn, RAF|Nr Loch Ness, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X NE309 on Sunderland Hill, Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay

1st January 1944
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X NE309
No.304 FTU, RAF
Sunderland Hill, Isle of Islay

The two crew of NE309 were carrying out a local flying exercise from RAF Port Ellen when their aircraft struck the ground on the boggy low moorland of Sunderland Hill … Continue reading “1944-01-01|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|NE309|No.304 FTU, RAF|Sunderland Hill, Isle of Islay”

Larger pieces of wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito DD795 on Corserine, Rhinns of Kells

20th January 1944
Mosquito N.F. Mk.II DD795
No.60 OTU, RAF
Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway

The two crew were both trainees of No.9 Course at No.60 OTU which was stationed at High Ercall in Shropshire. During the night of the 20th / 21st January 1944 … Continue reading “1944-01-20|Mosquito N.F. Mk.II|DD795|No.60 OTU, RAF|Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway”

Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Hawker Hurricane LF160 at Arinagour, Isle of Coll

6th February 1944
Hurricane Mk.IIC LF160
No.516 Sqn, RAF
Arinagour, Isle of Coll

The aircraft one of three, which were detatched from their home base of Dundonald near Ayr, that had taken off from Connel near Oban to take part in an amphibious … Continue reading “1944-02-06|Hurricane Mk.IIC|LF160|No.516 Sqn, RAF|Arinagour, Isle of Coll”

Wreckage in a stone enclosure at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC LF207 near Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan

6th February 1944
Hurricane Mk.IIC LF207
No.516 Sqn, RAF
Kilchoan, Inverness-shire

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC LF207 of No.516 Squadron crashed near Kilchoan, on the Ardnamurchan peninsular, on the 6th February 1944   Arthur John Woodgate Flight Lieutenant RNZAF Pilot Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EG485 on Cairnsmore of Fleet, Newton Stewart

22nd February 1944
Anson Mk.I EG485
No.10 (O)AFU, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft took off from Dumfries at 20:17 on the 22nd February for a night navigation exercise around the northern Irish Sea / North Channel area. The intended route was … Continue reading “1944-02-22|Anson Mk.I|EG485|No.10 (O)AFU, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Rolls Royce Merlin from Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV LD594 near Loch Doon

18th March 1944
Hurricane Mk.IV LD594
No.439 Sqn, RCAF
Meaul (Loch Doon), Dumfries & Galloway

The story of this aircraft is virtually the same as Typhoon JR439 of No.440 Sqn which crashed within a few minutes of LD594. On the 18th March the two Royal … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Hurricane Mk.IV|LD594|No.439 Sqn, RCAF|Meaul (Loch Doon), Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial at the crash site of Hawker Typhoon JR439 near Dunharberry

18th March 1944
Typhoon Mk.IB JR439
No.440 Sqn, RCAF
Dunharberry, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 18th March 1944 No.440 and No.439 Squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Force were being moved from RAF Ayr to RAF Hurn, Bournemouth, via RAF Woodvale in Lancashire. … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Typhoon Mk.IB|JR439|No.440 Sqn, RCAF|Dunharberry, Dumfries & Galloway”

Plaque commemorating the crew of Halifax JP190 at Craik, near Hawick, Scottish Borders

1st April 1944
Halifax Mk.II JP190
No.1656 HCU, RAF
Muckle Knowe, Borders

The crew, along with a second Flight Engineer, were on a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF Lindholme near Doncaster having taken off at 20:15 when the aircraft struck … Continue reading “1944-04-01|Halifax Mk.II|JP190|No.1656 HCU, RAF|Muckle Knowe, Borders”

Wreckage close to the crash site of Consolidated Catalina Mk.IVB JX273 on Theiseabhal Beag, Isle of Vatersay

12th May 1944
Catalina Mk.IVB JX273
No.302 FTU, RAF
Theiseabhal Beag, Vatersay

The crew of JX273 were on a night navigation training flight from Oban. Having taken off from there the pilots set course for the first turning point at Barra Head … Continue reading “1944-05-12|Catalina Mk.IVB|JX273|No.302 FTU, RAF|Theiseabhal Beag, Vatersay”

Lifting the starboard engine from the crash site of UC-78A Bobcat 42-58513 on Craigton Hill during excavation by the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

24th May 1944
UC-78A 42-58513
BAD 2, USAAF
Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire

The aircraft, baseed at Warton in Lancashire, was being used for an administrative flight. It had taken off from Dyce near Aberdeen at 16:20 for a flight to Renfrew before … Continue reading “1944-05-24|UC-78A|42-58513|BAD 2, USAAF|Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire”

Armstrong Cheetah engine from Avro Anson Mk.I N9589 on Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

12th June 1944
Anson Mk.I N9589
No.4 (O)AFU, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 12th June 1944 the crew of N9589 were brief for a night navigation exercise from their home station at West Feugh near Stranraer. The route was to be … Continue reading “1944-06-12|Anson Mk.I|N9589|No.4 (O)AFU, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

The starboard wing root at the crash site of Vought Corsair JT461 at Enegars, Isle of Hoy

11th July 1944
Corsair Mk.II JT461
No.1841 Sqn, RAF
Enegars, Orkney

The aircraft was being flown from RNAS Hatson near Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, to the aircraft carrier HMS Formidable when it flew into the cloud covered high ground … Continue reading “1944-07-11|Corsair Mk.II|JT461|No.1841 Sqn, RAF|Enegars, Orkney”

Plaque dedicated to the victims of the crash of C-47A 42-93038 in Cairngarroch Bay

27th July 1944
C-47A 42-93038
441st TCG, USAAF
Cairngarroch Bay, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off, along with a second C-47, from its home station of Merryfield, 8 miles SE of Taunton in Somerset, and had flown to Filton on the … Continue reading “1944-07-27|C-47A|42-93038|441st TCG, USAAF|Cairngarroch Bay, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.III HF816 on An Lurg, Cairngorms

14th August 1944
Wellington Mk.III HF816
No.20 OTU, RAF
An Lurg, Inverness-shire

On the night of the 14th August 1944 Pilot Officer Paterson and his crew were briefed to carry out a cross country navigation training flight from RAF Lossiemouth. Having taken … Continue reading “1944-08-14|Wellington Mk.III|HF816|No.20 OTU, RAF|An Lurg, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.III PB456 on Conic Hill near Loch Lomond

13th September 1944
Lancaster Mk.III PB456
No.101 Sqn, RAF
Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire

Avro Lancaster Mk.III PB456 / SR-D of No.101 Squadron RAF Crashed on Conic Hill near the southern end of Loch Lomond on the 13th September 1944 The crew were on … Continue reading “1944-09-13|Lancaster Mk.III|PB456|No.101 Sqn, RAF|Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire”

Rolls Royce Griffon engine from Fairey Firefly DT977 on Blaeloch Hill near Largs

26th October 1944
Firefly F.R. Mk.I DT977
No.1770 Sqn, RN
Blaeloch Hill, Ayrshire

The crew were on a radio navigation training exercise from RNAS Ayr (HMS Wagtail) when their aircraft struck the eastern side of 1,300ft high Blaeloch Hill, which is to the … Continue reading “1944-10-26|Firefly F.R. Mk.I|DT977|No.1770 Sqn, RN|Blaeloch Hill, Ayrshire”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetha engine from Avro Anson Mk.I MG827 on Criffel, New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway

4th November 1944
Anson Mk.I MG827
No.10 (O)AFU, RAF
Criffel, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was being used for a daytime cross country navigation flight from RAF Dumfries when it flew into the north western side of Criffel, an 1,800ft high mountain on … Continue reading “1944-11-04|Anson Mk.I|MG827|No.10 (O)AFU, RAF|Criffel, Dumfries & Galloway”

Undercarriage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito DZ642 on Royl Field, Clift Hills, Shetland

22nd November 1944
Mosquito Mk.IV DZ642
No.627 Sqn, RAF
Royl Field, Shetland

On the 22nd November 1944 nine aircraft from No.627 Squadron were tasked to take part in an attack on U-Boat pens at Trondheim, though 2 were cancelled and 1 landed … Continue reading “1944-11-22|Mosquito Mk.IV|DZ642|No.627 Sqn, RAF|Royl Field, Shetland”

Small amount of wreckage at the crash site of Grumman Wildcat JV499 on Blackside, Sorn, Ayrshire

2nd December 1944
Wildcat Mk.V JV499
No.778 Sqn, RN
Blackside, Ayrshire

The 22 year old pilot was returning to No.778 Squadron’s home station of HMS Condor (RNAS Arbroath) from RAF Ayr on Saturday the 2nd December 1944. At some point during … Continue reading “1944-12-02|Wildcat Mk.V|JV499|No.778 Sqn, RN|Blackside, Ayrshire”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Avro Anson EG693 on Craigronald, Dumfries & Galloway

6th December 1944
Anson Mk.I EG693
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Craigronald, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from Millom in southwest Cumbria for a navigation and bombing exercise, while flying south over the mountains of southern Scotland the aircraft struck the snow … Continue reading “1944-12-06|Anson Mk.I|EG693|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Craigronald, Dumfries & Galloway”

Pieces of wreckage below the crash site on Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

10th December 1944
B-17G 42-97286
388th BG, USAAF
Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

In the crash report there are three versions of the crew list which contradict each other so the above may not be entirely correct. The aircraft crashed close to B-24 … Continue reading “1944-12-10|B-17G|42-97286|388th BG, USAAF|Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran”

Alan with wreckage at the crash site of Consolidated Liberator FL949, Cuilags, Island of Hoy, Orkney

1st January 1945
Liberator Mk.V FL949
No.311 Sqn, RAF
Cuilags, Orkney

The aircraft was returning to Wick, though the Squadron was stationed further down the coast at Tain, from an uneventful anti-submarine patrol in near arctic conditions, with low cloud, high … Continue reading “1945-01-01|Liberator Mk.V|FL949|No.311 Sqn, RAF|Cuilags, Orkney”

Main undercarriage from Douglas Dakota KK194 on Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mul

1st February 1945
Dakota Mk.IV KK194
No.45 Group, RAF
Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mull

The aircraft, built as a C-47B-20-DK with the USAAF serial 43-49709, was being used for a trans-Atlantic ferry flight. It was while flying the leg from Iceland to Prestwick when … Continue reading “1945-02-01|Dakota Mk.IV|KK194|No.45 Group, RAF|Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mull”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB MN532 on Stony Hill, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire

27th March 1945
Typhoon Mk.IB MN532
No.56 OTU, RAF
Stony Hill, Ayrshire

Flying Officer Bellis was on a training flight from RAF Milfield in Northumberland on the 27th March 1945 when he flew into the south eastern flank of Stony Hill, near … Continue reading “1945-03-27|Typhoon Mk.IB|MN532|No.56 OTU, RAF|Stony Hill, Ayrshire”

Scattered parts at the crash site on Goodman's Cairn, Stranraer

12th June 1945
B-24M 44-50695
448th BG, USAAF
Goodman’s Cairn, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was one a large number of B-24s which were to be returned by air to the United States following the end of the war in Europe. On the … Continue reading “1945-06-12|B-24M|44-50695|448th BG, USAAF|Goodman’s Cairn, Dumfries & Galloway”

Main crash site of B-24H 42-95095 on Sidhean Mor near Gairloch, overlooking the Fairy Lochans

13th June 1945
B-24H 42-95095
44th BG, USAAF
Sidhean Mor, Wester Ross

Throughout the summer of 1945 the USAAF was re-positioning personnel, either for demobilisation in the USA or to the Pacific for the continuing war against Japan. Many aircrew were returned … Continue reading “1945-06-13|B-24H|42-95095|44th BG, USAAF|Sidhean Mor, Wester Ross”

Wreckage of Fairey Barracuda Mk.III PM870 on Col Bheinn, Brora, Sutherland

14th July 1945
Barracuda Mk.II PM870
No.818 Sqn, RN
Col Bheinn, Sutherland

The crew of PM870 were on a flight from HMS Owl at Fearn between Tain and Invergordon when their aircraft crashed on the southern side of Col Bheinn approximately 200ft … Continue reading “1945-07-14|Barracuda Mk.II|PM870|No.818 Sqn, RN|Col Bheinn, Sutherland”

The main crash site of Consolidated B-24H 41-29369 near Tarskavaig, Isle of Skye

23rd July 1945
B-24H 41-29369
BAD 2, USAAF
Tarskavaig, Isle of Skye

41-29369 was one of many aircraft that following the end of the war in Europe was being used to take aircrews back to the United States.  The aircraft were typically … Continue reading “1945-07-23|B-24H|41-29369|BAD 2, USAAF|Tarskavaig, Isle of Skye”

Armoured bulkhead at the crash site of Grumman Wildcat JV404 on Bennan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

11th September 1945
Wildcat Mk.V JV404
No.898 Sqn, RN
Bennan, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 11th September 1945 a number of Grumman Wildcats set out from HMS Blackcap at Stretton in Cheshire on a ferry flight to HMS Wagtail at Ayr. During that … Continue reading “1945-09-11|Wildcat Mk.V|JV404|No.898 Sqn, RN|Bennan, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage found at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-AFFF on Craigton Hill, Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire

27th September 1946
Dragon Rapide G-AFFF
Scottish Airways
Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire

The aircraft was on a scheduled flight from Port Ellen (Islay) to Renfrew airport operated by Scottish Airways on behalf of British European Airways, having completed the outward flight earlier … Continue reading “1946-09-27|Dragon Rapide|G-AFFF|Scottish Airways|Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Seafire SW826 on The Drum near Elgin

5th July 1948
Seafire Mk.15 SW826
No.766 Sqn, RN
The Drum, Moray

The pilot had been due to carry out a high altitude training flight from RNAS Lossiemouth, but his oxygen equipment was not functions as it should so he joined a … Continue reading “1948-07-05|Seafire Mk.15|SW826|No.766 Sqn, RN|The Drum, Moray”

Overview of the crash site of Boeing B-29 44-62276 in Succoth Glen below Beinn Tharsuinn near Lochgoilhead

17th January 1949
B-29A 44-62276
301st BG, USAF
Beinn Tharsuinn, Argyll

The aircraft was being returned from deployment to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to its home air station in the USA. The first leg of the flight was to Keflavik in … Continue reading “1949-01-17|B-29A|44-62276|301st BG, USAF|Beinn Tharsuinn, Argyll”

Wreckage on Ardskenish beach, Colonsay, from a Supermarine Sea Otter

11th February 1949
Sea Otter Mk.2 JN246
Eglinton Stn Flt, RN
Ardskenish Beach, Colonsay

I guess this is where visiting aircraft wrecks and ship wrecks overlaps, as the aircraft was an amphibian and the wreck lies in the inter-tidal range, though it does not … Continue reading “1949-02-11|Sea Otter Mk.2|JN246|Eglinton Stn Flt, RN|Ardskenish Beach, Colonsay”

Crash site of de Havilland Dominie X7400 on Dollar Law near Peebles, Scottish Borders

28th February 1949
Dominie Mk.I X7400
No.782 Sqn, RN
Dollar Law, Borders

The aircraft was being flown to RNAS Donibristle at Dalgety Bay in Fife when its port engine failed at 6,500ft, the pilot was unable to maintain height on one engine … Continue reading “1949-02-28|Dominie Mk.I|X7400|No.782 Sqn, RN|Dollar Law, Borders”

Crash site of Fairchild Argus G-AJSA near Abington, South Lanarkshire

7th April 1950
Argus G-AJSA
Plymouth Aero Club
Abington, South Lanarkshire

The aircraft was registered to the Plymouth Aero Club and had been chartered to fly to Turnhouse at Edinburgh. Having completed the flight to Turnhouse Mr Roberts, a member and … Continue reading “1950-04-07|Argus|G-AJSA|Plymouth Aero Club|Abington, South Lanarkshire”

Rolls Royce Merlin engine at the crash site of Avro Lancaster TX264 on Beinn Eighe

14th March 1951
Lancaster G.R. Mk.3 TX264
No.120 Sqn, RAF
Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Kinloss near Nairn on the Moray coast, the crew were to conduct an night navigation training exercise. Some 6 1/2 hours after leaving … Continue reading “1951-03-14|Lancaster G.R. Mk.3|TX264|No.120 Sqn, RAF|Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross”

Memorial and wreckage close to the crash site of Boeing KB-29P 44-83950 at Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

7th July 1951
KB-29P 44-83950
2nd BW, USAF
Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk at 09:17 (BST) for a Radar Navigation Flight which was to be followed by 4 hours of Air to Air … Continue reading “1951-07-07|KB-29P|44-83950|2nd BW, USAF|Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway”

Port wing at the crash site of Fairey Firefly WB336 on Beinn Uraraidh, Isle of Islay

25th September 1951
Firefly A.S. Mk.5 WB336
No.719 Sqn, RN
Beinn Uraraidh, Isle of Islay

Both men, from the Royal Australian Navy, were in training with No.737 Squadron at Prestwick but part of their combined training was detached to No.719 Squadron at Eglinton in Northern … Continue reading “1951-09-25|Firefly A.S. Mk.5|WB336|No.719 Sqn, RN|Beinn Uraraidh, Isle of Islay”

Wing at the crash site of North American Harvard Mk.2b FT401 on Little Knock, Tweedsmuir

16th January 1953
Harvard Mk.2B FT401
No.22 FTS, RAF
Little Knock, Borders

The aircraft was an RAF Harvard Mk.IIB from No.22 Flying Training School at Syerston near Newark but was being used by a detachment at Anthorn. Midshipman Wadham, a trainee Royal … Continue reading “1953-01-16|Harvard Mk.2B|FT401|No.22 FTS, RAF|Little Knock, Borders”

Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engine at the crash site of B-26B 8811-B on Distinkhorn, South Lanarkshire

13th August 1956
B-26B 8811-B
French Air Force
Distinkhorn, South Lanarkshire

The aircraft was being flown from the US via Iceland and Prestwick to France by two civilian pilots for delivery to the French Air Force, in whose markings the aircraft … Continue reading “1956-08-13|B-26B| 8811-B|French Air Force|Distinkhorn, South Lanarkshire”

Wright Cyclone engine at the crash site of Lockheed Neptune WX545 on Beinn na Lice, Mull of Kintyre

10th October 1956
Neptune M.R. Mk.1 WX545
No.36 Sqn, RAF
Beinn na Lice, Kintyre

The crew were on an anti submarine exercise from Ballykelly, the aircraft’s home airfield was Topcliffe in Yorkshire but it had been detached to Ballykelly for the exercise, during the … Continue reading “1956-10-10|Neptune M.R. Mk.1|WX545|No.36 Sqn, RAF|Beinn na Lice, Kintyre”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Sea Hawk WV845 on Creag an Lochain Deirg near Brora

4th September 1957
Sea Hawk F.G.A. Mk.4 WV845
AWTF, RN
Creag an Lochain Deirg, Sutherland

The aircraft, based at R.N.A.S. Lossiemouth, had been on an rocket firing exercise at Tain when it suffered a “hangup” the aircraft left the range to clear the hang up … Continue reading “1957-09-04|Sea Hawk F.G.A. Mk.4|WV845|AWTF, RN|Creag an Lochain Deirg, Sutherland”

Impact point of Gloster Javelin XA825 on Emly Bank near Peebles

21st November 1960
Javelin F.A.W. Mk.6 XA825
No.29 Sqn, RAF
Emly Bank, Midlothian

The two crew were on a training flight from RAF Leuchars in Fife when their aircraft struck Emly Bank near Peebles and broke up over a wide area.

Wreckage at the crash site of Precival Prentice G-AOLR in the Kilsyth Hills

30th July 1961
Prentice Mk.1 G-AOLR
Civil
Kilsyth Hills, North Lanarkshire

The aircraft was being flown to Renfrew Airport, on the southern edge of Glasgow, from Biggin Hill in Kent. On arriving in the Glasgow area the weather conditions were poor … Continue reading “1961-07-30|Prentice Mk.1|G-AOLR|Civil|Kilsyth Hills, North Lanarkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Auster Workmaster G-APMJ on Dungeon Hill near Glen Trool, Dumfries and Galloway

18th October 1963
Auster J/1U Workmaster G-APMJ
Civil
Dungeon Hill, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was owned by Cumberland Aviation Services at Carlisle airport and was being used by a member of the flying club there to fly to Macrihanish near Campbeltown. The … Continue reading “1963-10-18|Auster J/1U Workmaster|G-APMJ|Civil|Dungeon Hill, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of McDonnell F-101C 56-0013 at the crash site on Maol Odhar, Strontian

7th May 1964
F-101C 56-0013
81st TFW, USAF
Maol Odhar, Inverness-shire

The aircraft was one of a flight which had taken off from RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk for a cross country exercise. While heading south west along the Great Glen near … Continue reading “1964-05-07|F-101C|56-0013|81st TFW, USAF|Maol Odhar, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of English Electric Canberra P.R Mk.7 WT531 on Sron Gharbh, Scaraben, Berriedale, Caithness

2nd February 1966
Canberra P.R. Mk.7 WT531
No.80 Sqn, RAF
Sron Gharbh, Sutherland

The crew of WT531 were new to No.80 Squadron, and relatively inexperienced on Canberras. During the final week of January 1966 they were briefed for a training flight from RAF … Continue reading “1966-02-02|Canberra P.R. Mk.7|WT531|No.80 Sqn, RAF|Sron Gharbh, Sutherland”

Small amount of wreckage and cairn at the crash site of Avro Shackleton XF702 on Creag Bhan, Lochailort

21st December 1967
Shackleton M.R. Mk.3 XF702
No.206 Sqn, RAF
Creag Bhan, Inverness-shire

The crew had been briefed for an Anti-submarine training exercise in the sea area around the Hebridean island of Tiree, the flight was to be conducted under Instrument Flying Rules … Continue reading “1967-12-21|Shackleton M.R. Mk.3|XF702|No.206 Sqn, RAF|Creag Bhan, Inverness-shire”

Avro Shackleton M.R. Mk.2 WB833

19th April 1968
Shackleton M.R. Mk.2 WB833
No.204 Sqn, RAF
Glenmanuilt Hill, Kintyre

The aircraft had taken off from Ballykelly in Northern Ireland on an anti-submarine exercise early on the morning of the 19th April 1968, it is reported to have been tasked … Continue reading “1968-04-19|Shackleton M.R. Mk.2|WB833|No.204 Sqn, RAF|Glenmanuilt Hill, Kintyre”

Crash site of McDonnell RF-4C Phantom on Cairnsmore of Fleet near Newton Stewart

28th March 1979
RF-4C 68-0566
10th TRW, USAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a low level reconnaissance training flight from RAF Alconbury near Huntingdon when the aircraft struck the southern side of Eastman’s Cairn, a ridge which extends west … Continue reading “1979-03-28|RF-4C|68-0566|10th TRW, USAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial overlooking the crash site of General Dynamics F-111E 68-0003 on Craignaw, Glen Trool near Newton Stewart

19th December 1979
F-111E 68-0003
20th TFW, USAF
Craignaw, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a training flight from Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire when the aircraft flew into a rocky outcrop on the south western side of Craignaw above Loch Neldricken … Continue reading “1979-12-19|F-111E|68-0003|20th TFW, USAF|Craignaw, Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial at the crash site of Piper Cherokee G-AZSE on Sheabhal, Isle of Barra

16th June 1984
Cherokee G-AZSE
Civil
Sheabhal, Isle of Barra

The aircraft was being used for a private flight from Dyce Airport at Aberdeen to Barra where two of the people onboard had business appointments. After passing over the Tiree … Continue reading “1984-06-16|Cherokee|G-AZSE|Civil|Sheabhal, Isle of Barra”

27th November 1986
Jaguar GR1A XX732
No.226 OCU, RAF
Stock Hill, Borders

Captain Buteau was a United States Air Force officer taking part in the Officer Exchange programme with the RAF. Before entering the Officer Exchange programme he was a flying instructor … Continue reading “1986-11-27|Jaguar GR1A|XX732|No.226 OCU, RAF|Stock Hill, Borders”

Wreckage below the crash site of Cessna 206 Skylane EI-BGK on the lower slopes of Beinn an Leathaid, Ardnamurchan

16th June 1989
Cessna 206D Skylane EI-BGK
Civil
Beinn an Leathaid, Inverness-shire

The aircraft’s pilot ran a business transporting shellfish from Scotland to customers in the rest of Europe. It was during such a flight from Benbecula to Glasgow carrying a cargo … Continue reading “1989-06-16|Cessna 206D Skylane|EI-BGK|Civil|Beinn an Leathaid, Inverness-shire”

Memorial cairn at the crash site of Boeing Vertol Chinook ZD576 on Beinn na Lice, Mull of Kintyre

2nd June 1994
Chinook H.C. Mk.2 ZD576
No.7 Sqn, RAF
Beinn Na Lice, Kintyre

The aircraft was being used to fly personnel from the Army, security and intelligence services to a meeting at Fort George near Inverness. They had taken off from Aldergrove near … Continue reading “1994-06-02|Chinook H.C. Mk.2|ZD576|No.7 Sqn, RAF|Beinn Na Lice, Kintyre”

Memorial close to the crash site of Panavia Tornado ZG708 in Glen Ogle near Killin

1st September 1994
Tornado G.R. Mk.1A ZG708
No.13 Sqn, RAF
Glen Ogle, Stirlingshire

The crew were on a low level reconnaissance training flight from RAF Marham in Norfolk, the aircraft was heading north along Glen Ogle above Lochernhead at close to 430kts (just … Continue reading “1994-09-01|Tornado G.R. Mk.1A|ZG708|No.13 Sqn, RAF|Glen Ogle, Stirlingshire”

Memorial cairn and plaque at the crash site of Cessna 152 G-BNGD

21st December 1997
Cessna 152 G-BNGD
Civil
Barholm Hill, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft, which was owned by AV Aviation was leased to the flying club at Carlisle, who in turn had sub-leased it to Prestwick Flying Club, had been at Carlisle … Continue reading “1997-12-21|Cessna 152|G-BNGD|Civil|Barholm Hill, Dumfries & Galloway”