Avro Anson Mk.I W2630 of No.1 Air Observer School crashed on Cairnsmore of Fleet near Newton Stewart on the 17th April 1942
|John Charles Hinton Allen||Sergeant||Pilot||Killed|
|Edward Clifford Hirst||Sergeant||Wireless Operator||Survived|
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 into the eastern face of Cairnsmore of Fleet at the northern end of the Clints of the Spout.
Just over 2 years later a second Anson crashed very close to this site, that aircraft was N9589 of No.4 (O)AFU.