Wreckage at the crash site of Fairey Albacore BF592 on Mel Fae, Rackwick, Isle of Hoy

24th June 1942
Albacore Mk.I BF592
No.871 Sqn, RN
Mel Fea, Orkney

The aircraft was flying to RNAS Hatson near Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, from Evanton on the Cromarty Firth near Inverness on the Scottish mainland. The aircraft was to … Continue reading “1942-06-24|Albacore Mk.I|BF592|No.871 Sqn, RN|Mel Fea, Orkney”

Crash site of Fairey Albacore Mk.i X9152 at Carr House Green, Lancashire

22nd October 1943
Albacore Mk.I X9152
No.766 Sqn, RN
Carr House Green Common, Lancashire

The crew was on a night training flight from RNAS Inskip between Preston and Blackpool and had taken off from the No.4 runway at approximately 22:30. Shortly after getting airborne … Continue reading “1943-10-22|Albacore Mk.I|X9152|No.766 Sqn, RN|Carr House Green Common, Lancashire”