Avro Anson Mk.I L7949 of No.12 Elementery & Reserve Flying Training School, based at Prestwick, crashed on Lairdside Hill near Lochwinnoch on the 19th September 1938 while flying from Newcastle to Prestwick
|John Charlesley||Flying Officer||Pilot||Injured|
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 or so off the hill to the nearest farm to get help, he was followed shortly after by William Nicol. The other two occupants required part of the aircraft to be cut away for them to escape the wreck.