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”

McDonnell RF-4C Phantom 64-1018 at RAF Alconbury

6th May 1970
RF-4C 64-1018
10th TRW, USAF
Unthank Plantation, Millthorpe

RF-4C Phantom 64-1018 of the 1st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron / 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing USAFE based at RAF Alconbury near Huntingdon, crashed at Unthank Plantation near Millthorpe, Dronfield on the 6th May 1970 after suffering engine problems, both crew ejected from the aircraft   Donald Tokar Major Pilot Injured Peter Dunn Major Navigator OK  

Crash site of McDonnell RF-4C Phantom on Cairnsmore of Fleet near Newton Stewart

28th March 1979
RF-4C 68-0566
10th TRW, USAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a low level reconnaissance training flight from RAF Alconbury near Huntingdon when the aircraft struck the southern side of Eastman’s Cairn, a ridge which extends west … Continue reading “1979-03-28|RF-4C|68-0566|10th TRW, USAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Fragment of magnesium casting at the crash site of McDonnell Douglas Phantom F.G.R. Mk.2 XV434 in the Yorkshire Dales

7th January 1986
Phantom F.G.R. Mk.2 XV434
No.29 Sqn, RAF
Buckden Pike, North Yorkshire

The crew were on a low level inception exercise from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire with 3 other aircraft, they were in the attacking pair. After an interception of the target … Continue reading “1986-01-07|Phantom F.G.R. Mk.2|XV434|No.29 Sqn, RAF|Buckden Pike, North Yorkshire”