Oxford PH404 Plane Crash Site, Stob an t-Sluichd, Carngorms, Scotland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MTBpointer
N 57° 06.347 W 003° 28.147
30V E 471583 N 6329258
Quick Description: The Crash site of an RAF Airspeed Oxford Mk1 Registration PH404 near the summit of Stob an t-Sluichd.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/6/2020 1:33:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM129JM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 2

Long Description:
The RAF trainer left Tain, Scotland crewed by five Czech airman on the 10th January 1945 bound for Essex, England but never arrived. An initial search for the plane found nothing and it wasn't until 19th August 1945 that a group of walks came cross the wreckage just meters below the summit ridge of Stob an t-Sluichd. The airmen's bodies were recovered and laid to rest in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England. As the site is a significant distance from a road or track the remains were burnt on site, however both engines and some metal wing and fuselage sections survive.

To visit the site requires significant effort from the nearest road access point. For my visit I started at Keiloch, and cycled the rough track to it end up Gleann an t-Slugain. From there it's around a eight mile hike to the site.
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Date of Crash: 1/10/1945

Aircraft Model: Airspeed Oxford Mk1

Military or Civilian: Military

Tail Number: PH404

Cause of Crash:
Not known, the aircraft left I good weather but soon lost communication. Collision with Mountain ridge.


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