Crash site of Avro Anson R9583 on Carn nan Tri-tighearnan, Moy, Inverness

27th July 1940
Anson Mk.I R9583
No.20 OTU, RAF
Carn nan Tri-tighearnan, Inverness-shire

The crew of the aircraft were on a night cross country exercise from RAF Lossiemouth on the Moray coast, they had departed at 22:15 on the 26th July. After completing … Continue reading “1940-07-27|Anson Mk.I|R9583|No.20 OTU, RAF|Carn nan Tri-tighearnan, Inverness-shire”

Rear fuselage of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley N1498 which crashed on Carn a Choire Mhoir, near Tomatin, at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry

6th January 1942
Whitley Mk.V N1498
No.19 OTU, RAF
Carn a Choire Mhoir, Inverness-shire

Whitley Mk.V N1498 of No.19 Operational Training Unit, flew into Carn a Choire Mhoir near Tomatin whilst on an evening training flight from RAF Kinloss on the 6th January 1942   John George Irvine Pilot Officer RNZAF Pilot Killed John Graham Castling Pilot Officer RNZAF Pilot Killed Cecil Spencer George DFM Sergeant Pilot (Instructor) Killed … Continue reading “1942-01-06|Whitley Mk.V|N1498|No.19 OTU, RAF|Carn a Choire Mhoir, Inverness-shire”

Smashed Bristol Pegasus engine at the crash site of Vickers Wellington T2707 in Glen Affric

13th February 1942
Wellington Mk.IC T2707
No.20 OTU, RAF
Glen Affric, Inverness-shire

The crew were on a night cross country training flight from Lossiemouth when the starboard propeller came off, the aircraft could not maintain height on a single engine in icing … Continue reading “1942-02-13|Wellington Mk.IC|T2707|No.20 OTU, RAF|Glen Affric, Inverness-shire”

Memorial cairn at the crash site of Avro Anson DJ106 on Ben MacDui, Cairngorm Mountains

21st August 1942
Anson Mk.I DJ106
No.19 OTU, RAF
Ben MacDui, Inverness-shire

The crew of DJ106 was on a day time cross country navigation flight from RAF Kinloss. It was while returning to base that the aircraft flew into the western side … Continue reading “1942-08-21|Anson Mk.I|DJ106|No.19 OTU, RAF|Ben MacDui, Inverness-shire”

Wreckage of Vickers Wellington Mk.IC L7867 in Bealach Dubh

10th December 1942
Wellington Mk.IC L7867
No.28 OTU, RAF
Geal-charn, Inverness-shire

The crew, from B Flight of No.20 OTU, were on a day navigation training flight from RAF Lossiemouth. The planned route was from base to a point some 30 miles … Continue reading “1942-12-10|Wellington Mk.IC|L7867|No.28 OTU, RAF|Geal-charn, Inverness-shire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V BD295 on Cawdor Moor near Inverness

17th May 1943
Whitley Mk.V BD295
No.19 OTU, RAF
Cawdor Moor, Inverness-shire

  Flight Lieutenant McFarland and the trainee crew he was instructor to were on a night cross country navigation and bombing exercise from RAF Kinloss near Forres in Moray on … Continue reading “1943-05-17|Whitley Mk.V|BD295|No.19 OTU, RAF|Cawdor Moor, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA877 on Meallan Odhar

3rd July 1943
Whitley Mk.V LA877
No.19 OTU, RAF
Meallan Odhar, Inverness-shire

The aircraft was being used for a screened bombing exercise followed by a cross country navigation exercise. The crew took off from Forres on the Moray coast, a satellite of … Continue reading “1943-07-03|Whitley Mk.V|LA877|No.19 OTU, RAF|Meallan Odhar, Inverness-shire”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engines from Oxford HM724 on Braeriach in the Cairngorm Mountains

12th October 1943
Oxford Mk.I HM724
No.19 (P)AFU, RAF
Braeriach, Inverness-shire

During the morning of 12th October 1943 HM724 was being used for a cross country flight from RAF Dalcross near Inverness. Onboard was a pupil and instructor along with two … Continue reading “1943-10-12|Oxford Mk.I|HM724|No.19 (P)AFU, RAF|Braeriach, Inverness-shire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito P.R. Mk.IX MM244 near Loch Ness

5th November 1943
Mosquito P.R. Mk.IX MM244
No.544 Sqn, RAF
Nr Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

The two crew, along with six other crews, were on a high altitude cross country flight from RAF Benson. When at cruising altitude of 30,000 feet the aircraft suffered from … Continue reading “1943-11-05|Mosquito P.R. Mk.IX|MM244|No.544 Sqn, RAF|Nr Loch Ness, Inverness-shire”

Wreckage in a stone enclosure at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC LF207 near Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan

6th February 1944
Hurricane Mk.IIC LF207
No.516 Sqn, RAF
Kilchoan, Inverness-shire

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC LF207 of No.516 Squadron crashed near Kilchoan, on the Ardnamurchan peninsular, on the 6th February 1944   Arthur John Woodgate Flight Lieutenant RNZAF Pilot Killed  

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.III HF816 on An Lurg, Cairngorms

14th August 1944
Wellington Mk.III HF816
No.20 OTU, RAF
An Lurg, Inverness-shire

On the night of the 14th August 1944 Pilot Officer Paterson and his crew were briefed to carry out a cross country navigation training flight from RAF Lossiemouth. Having taken … Continue reading “1944-08-14|Wellington Mk.III|HF816|No.20 OTU, RAF|An Lurg, Inverness-shire”

31st August 1944
Lancaster B. Mk.I PD259
No.463 Sqn, RAAF
Carn Icean Duibhe, Inverness-shire

  The crew of PD259 were made up of six members of the Royal Australian Air Force and single member of the Royal Air Force. All six of the Australians … Continue reading “1944-08-31|Lancaster B. Mk.I|PD259|No.463 Sqn, RAAF|Carn Icean Duibhe, Inverness-shire”

22nd March 1945
Blenheim Mk.IV Z7356
No.526 Sqn, RAF
Braeriach, Aberdeenshire

On the 22nd March 1945 Blenheim Z7356 of No.526 Squadron left RAF Digby in Lincolnshire with a crew of three and three passengers bound for Longman airfield on the edge … Continue reading “1945-03-22|Blenheim Mk.IV|Z7356|No.526 Sqn, RAF|Braeriach, Aberdeenshire”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.2 V3910 on Maol an Taillier, Nairn, Highland

6th December 1951
Oxford Mk.2 V3910
Maol an Taillier, Highland

Nineteen year old Acting Pilot Officer Drury from Rotherham in South Yorkshire was a pupil on No.4 Course at 8 Advanced Flying Training School which was stationed at Dalcross near … Continue reading “1951-12-06|Oxford Mk.2|V3910|No.8 AFTS, RAF|Maol an Taillier, Highland”

Wreckage at the crash site of McDonnell F-101C 56-0013 at the crash site on Maol Odhar, Strontian

7th May 1964
F-101C 56-0013
81st TFW, USAF
Maol Odhar, Inverness-shire

The aircraft was one of a flight which had taken off from RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk for a cross country exercise. While heading south west along the Great Glen near … Continue reading “1964-05-07|F-101C|56-0013|81st TFW, USAF|Maol Odhar, Inverness-shire”

Small amount of wreckage and cairn at the crash site of Avro Shackleton XF702 on Creag Bhan, Lochailort

21st December 1967
Shackleton M.R. Mk.3 XF702
No.206 Sqn, RAF
Creag Bhan, Inverness-shire

The crew had been briefed for an Anti-submarine training exercise in the sea area around the Hebridean island of Tiree, the flight was to be conducted under Instrument Flying Rules … Continue reading “1967-12-21|Shackleton M.R. Mk.3|XF702|No.206 Sqn, RAF|Creag Bhan, Inverness-shire”

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”