Auster A.O.P Mk.6 VF554 of No.663 Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, crashed near to Aber Falls in the Carneddau on the 21st October 1956
|Huw Morris||Captain (Army)||Pilot||Injured|
The aircraft was assigned to an RAuxAF Squadron but on the flight that ended in this crash was being flown by a Territorial Army pilot from the Royal Artillery. He had taken off to look for two Army Cadets who had been on a navigation exercise in the Carneddau. He had spotted the pair and was attempting to turn within the confines of the valley above Aber Falls when he encountered a strong downdraught. The aircraft crashed into a fairly level area beside the river and overturned, injuring the pilot who had to make his way off the hills with the Cadets he had gone in search of.
Below is wreckage beside Afon Goch taken in the 1960s, the framework was later seen towards the right of the image above before being recovered for a restoration project.