RAF Vickers Wellington, Carn Aosda, crash date 19/01/42

[Picture from wikipedia.org]

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Google Maps display showing wreckage locations

This site lies about 1km north of the summit of Carn Aosda, in the narrow corrie of Dubh-choire, not far from the A93 road. A scar on the the steep heathery hillside high up in the corrie at an altitude of about 750m contains some wreckage, with other pieces lying downhill from this point in a north-east direction towards the Allt an Dubh-choire river, about 270m away at an altitude of about 610m.

The remaining wreckage is highly fragmented, with no large pieces remaining, but many sections of the distinctive geodetic frame of the Wellington are identifiable.

In 1999 both of the Wellington's engines were removed from the site by soldiers from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and an RAF Sea King helicopter. One of these engines was put on display as part of the Braemar War Memorial in 2003 (see photographs from August 2010 below). The WW2ACSS website has some pages with information about the site and the removal of the engines, and photographs, here. The Flyvrak website has some photos of the site here.

The site is not well-known, and does not appear in the usually authoritative HGWR, or any other website, to the best of my knowledge.

These pictures were taken in November 2009.

These pictures were taken in August 2010.