Researching historic aviation accidents and locating crash sites in the Peak District & throughout the British Isles
Fairey Firefly F.R. Mk.I DT977 / 4A of No.1770 Sqn, Royal Navy, crashed on Blaeloch Hill on the 26th October 1944
James Henry Fairclough
Anthony John King
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 east of Fairlie in North Ayrshire, a short way below the summit and completely disintegrated.