Lifting the starboard engine from the crash site of UC-78A Bobcat 42-58513 on Craigton Hill during excavation by the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

24th May 1944
UC-78A 42-58513
Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire

The aircraft, baseed at Warton in Lancashire, was being used for an administrative flight. It had taken off from Dyce near Aberdeen at 16:20 for a flight to Renfrew before … Continue reading “1944-05-24|UC-78A|42-58513|BAD 2, USAAF|Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire”

Crash site of Cessna 337 G-ATNY on Moel Siabod, Dolwyddelan, Conwy

8th June 1979
Cessna 337 G-ATNY
Ron Webster (Midlands) Ltd
Moel Siabod, Conwy

The aircraft had been hired to fly from Coventry Airport at Baginton to Ronaldsway on the Isle of Man. The pilot planned a VFR flight and was to fly via … Continue reading “1979-06-08|Cessna 337|G-ATNY|Ron Webster (Midlands) Ltd|Moel Siabod, Conwy”

Crash site of Cessna G-BFRP on Broadlee Bank Tor above Edale

25th October 1983
Cessna 150 G-BFRP
Broadlee Bank Tor, Edale

The aircraft was being used for a night training flight from Manchester Airport with a student pilot and an instructor onboard. Most of the planned flight had been accomplished and … Continue reading “1983-10-25|Cessna 150|G-BFRP|Civil|Broadlee Bank Tor, Edale”

Wreckage below the crash site of Cessna 206 Skylane EI-BGK on the lower slopes of Beinn an Leathaid, Ardnamurchan

16th June 1989
Cessna 206D Skylane EI-BGK
Beinn an Leathaid, Inverness-shire

The aircraft’s pilot ran a business transporting shellfish from Scotland to customers in the rest of Europe. It was during such a flight from Benbecula to Glasgow carrying a cargo … Continue reading “1989-06-16|Cessna 206D Skylane|EI-BGK|Civil|Beinn an Leathaid, Inverness-shire”

Memorial cairn and plaque at the crash site of Cessna 152 G-BNGD

21st December 1997
Cessna 152 G-BNGD
Barholm Hill, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft, which was owned by AV Aviation was leased to the flying club at Carlisle, who in turn had sub-leased it to Prestwick Flying Club, had been at Carlisle … Continue reading “1997-12-21|Cessna 152|G-BNGD|Civil|Barholm Hill, Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial commemorating Fiona McWilliam on Moel Sych near the crash site of Cessna G-BXLJ

12th February 1999
Cessna 172M G-BXLJ
Moel Sych, Powys

The aircraft had been hired from Welshpool airfield by Mr Newton, as he had not flown for nearly 11 weeks he was required by the owner, who required flight experience … Continue reading “1999-02-12|Cessna 172M|G-BXLJ|Civil|Moel Sych, Powys”

Wreckage of Cessna 152 G-BJKY on Ingleborough, Yorkshire - Crash Site

21st March 2011
Cessna 152 G-BJKY
Ingleborough, North Yorkshire

Normally we wouldn’t cover very recent crashes but as remarkably both occupants of this aircraft survived, albeit with injuries, and the site is likely to change before long I have … Continue reading “2011-03-21|Cessna 152|G-BJKY|Westair|Ingleborough, North Yorkshire”