RCAF Hawker Hurricane, Loch Doon, Rhinns of Kells, crash date 18/03/44


[Picture from wikipedia.org]

OS 10-figure grid refs (GPS):

NS 66643 82197
(+/-30m; weak GPS signal)

Google Maps display showing wreckage locations

This site lies in a plantation of fir trees to the south-east of Loch Doon at an altitude of about 290m. The site is quite well hidden but lies in a firebreak within the plantation. There is a single area of debris with the Hurricane's Rolls-Royce Merlin engine lying about 20m away. Most of the wreckage is highly fragmented and lying in a shallow depression. A couple of fuselage spars, the propellor reduction gear and what appears to be the air intake filter are still recognisable amongst the debris.

There are some pictures of this site on the NBSAB website here. These pictures were taken in 1984 and show larger, more intact pieces of wreckage than remain at the site now. The site is also now a lot more overgrown with trees and vegetation.

There is some information about this crash and photos of the site on the ACSS website here and the PDAAR website here.

There are some photos of the site on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncayr/4098243545/in/set-72157594281658146

These pictures were taken in December 2009.