Fairchild Argus G-AJSA, belonging to the Plymouth Aero Club, crashed near Abington, South Lanarkshire, on the 7th April 1950
|Bertram Edward Roberts||Mr||Pilot||Survived|
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 instructor for the Exeter Aero Club, started the return flight back to the south of England. While near Abington in Lanarkshire it is reported that the aircraft departed controlled flight and entered a spin. If this was reported accurately it would seem that the pilot was able to recover some control, but not enough to prevent it from crashing onto the high ground to the east of Abington. Mr Roberts suffered a head injury in the crash but was able to get out of the wrecked aircraft and made his way off the hills to the north, arriving at one of the cottages at Wandel to the north of Abington. He stayed in the area overnight and continued home the next day by train from Carstairs.