Piper Cherokee G-AZSE, owned by Northlink Storage Sytems, crashed on Sheabhal on the Isle of Barra on the 16th June 1984
|Alexander McIntosh Gill||Mr||Pilot||Killed|
|Ronald Clark Bowie||Mr||Passenger||Killed|
The aircraft was being used for a private flight from Dyce Airport at Aberdeen to Barra where two of the people onboard had business appointments. After passing over the Tiree VOR beacon the pilot descended through cloud towards Barra where they were to land on the beach at Traigh Mhor on the northern side of the island. At the time the scheduled flight from the island had just departed and the pilot of that aircraft advised Mr Gill that the weather on Barra was poor with extensive sea fog and low cloud. At 500ft above the sea the pilot could see the surface of the sea but cloud and sea fog ahead were obscuring the island so he began to climb, it was while climbing on a north westerly heading struck high ground in the col between Sheabhal and Thartabhal.