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
William Paterson Mr Passenger Killed

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.

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Avro Anson W2630 on Cairnsmore of Fleet
Lying close to where the aircraft impacted is one of the engines, some undercarriage part and panels.
Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Avro Anson W2630 on Cairnsmore of Fleet
A short way down the slope is the other engine from the aircraft, from here it is a couple of minutes walk to the lower engine from N9589.
Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson W2630 on Cairnsmore of Fleet
Close by the both engines are sections of cowling and various fairings, such as this.