Researching historic aviation accidents and locating crash sites in the Peak District & throughout the British Isles
Vought Chesapeake Mk.I AL941 of No.772 Squadron, Royal Navy, crashed on the 22nd July 1943 near the head of Gleann Diomhan near Lochranza on the Isle of Arran
Alexander James Andrew Buchanan
Henry William Smith
The aircraft had take off from the then Naval Air Station at Machrihanish, HMS Landrail, for a training exercise. During the exercise and in poor visibility the aircraft struck the hillside near the head of Gleann Diomhan. Over the years the wreck has been broken up and scattered over a wide area.