Hawker Sea Hawk F.G.A. Mk.4 WV845 of the A.W.T.F Royal Navy, flew into Creag an Lochain Deirg near Brora on the 4th September 1957
|Francis Gerald Maguire||Sub Lieutenant||Pilot||Killed|
The aircraft, based at R.N.A.S. Lossiemouth, had been on an rocket firing exercise at Tain when it suffered a “hangup” the aircraft left the range to clear the hang up and shortly after flew into high ground near to Brora.
The live firing range at Tain is still in use today. When we first visited the crash site of WV845 Tornados from Lossiemouth were dropping live ordnance at the range , the detonation of which could be heard above Brora roughly 15 miles to the north.