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Peak District Air Accident Research

Peak District Air Accident Research

Peak District Air Accident Research

Bristol Beaufort Mk.I L4479 of No.5 OTU, crashed on Goat Fell while on a night navigation exercise in poor weather from Turnberry south of Ayr on the 30th August 1942.

Bristol Beaufort at the RAF Museum, Hendon

 

Crew / Passengers Rank - If Applicable Position e.g. Pilot Status
Louis Orlin Glay Flight Sergeant RCAF Pilot Killed
John Orville MacLean Flight Sergeant RCAF Observer Killed
John William Leyland Flight Sergeant RCAF Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Killed

 

Crash site of Bristol Beaufort L4479 on Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

A photo taken in less than perfect weather conditions at the crash site of L4479 showing a large scar where the aircraft burned out.

 

Section of spar from L4479 near the crash site on Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

This section of spar is one of the larger items left, there are two other sections of spar like this lower down the mountain.

 

The three crew members were all buried at Dunure Cemetery to the south of Ayr.

Grave of Flight Sergeant Louis Orlin Glay at Dunure Cemetery, Ayrshire

Flight Sergeant Glay

 

Grave of Flight Sergeant John Orville MacLean at Dunure Cemetery, Ayrshire

Flight Sergeant MacLean

 

Grave of Flight Sergeant John William Leyland at Dunure Cemetery, Ayrshire

Flight Sergeant Leyland

 

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