Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC LF160 of No.516 Squadron crashed near Arinagour, on the Isle of Coll on the 6th February 1944
|John Edward Stephen||Warrant Officer||Pilot||Killed|
The aircraft one of three, which were detatched from their home base of Dundonald near Ayr, that had taken off from Connel near Oban to take part in an amphibious landing exercise at Kentra on the northeastern end of the Ardnamurchan peninsular. Following the completion of the exercise the three aircraft departed the area to return to Connel. However shortly after they entered cloud and became dispersed. One of the aircraft (LF207) flew into high ground near the end of the Ardnamurchan peninsular killing the pilot. Mean while W/O Stephen headed south west arriving over Coll, he attempted to land the aircraft on an area of seemingly flat ground, which is actually bog riddled with small ditches, the aircraft flipped over on landing killing W/O Stephen. The third aircraft flew on in cloud heading east and eventually force landed in a field near Stirling.