... Long time friends and both keen hill walkers, they had decided to spend their Sunday climbing two mountains in the Cairngorms, namely Beinn a Bhuird (3924 ft / 1196 m) and neighbouring Ben Avon (3843 ft / 1171 m). It was believed that Oxford PH404 must have crashed in the sea since no trace of any wreckage had been reported. Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Hyvonen, 40, and Captain Kirk Jones, 27, were killed when their F15s crashed into Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms on March 26, 2001. The pilots, who were on a low-level training mission, crashed near the remote summit of Ben Macdui in the Cairngorm mountain range of Scotland, on March 26, 2001. Shar2. Reply Prev of ... recoverd from crash sites but I'm not up to tramping around the Cairngorms or Snowdonia to find bits of rusted metal. The pilots and aircraft were assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (Courtesy of U.S. Air Forces in Europe News Service There … An estimated 10,000 military aircraft crashed in Britain during WW2 , the crashes did not stop there though and continue still . The two engines and parts of the fuselage are found here while the tail section can be found 200m away. Plane crash deaths rise in 2020 despite Covid pandemic 6. Beyond the summit there are no paths but an easy descent over short grass and heather, followed by a short ascent over peat hags, leads to the first section of the crashed Wellington. Narrative: On 26.03.2001, F-15C-42-MC, 86-0180, c/n 1033/C408, of the 493rd FS, 48th FW, USAF, was one of two US Air Force F-15Cs which crashed near the summit of Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms during a low flying training exercise over the Scottish Highlands with low visibility. Ben Macdui (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Mac Duibh, meaning Mac Duff's Hill) is the second highest mountain in Scotland (and all of the British Isles) after Ben Nevis, and the highest in the Cairngorms National Park.The summit elevation is 1,309 meters (4,295 feet) AMSL. The two pilots went missing on Monday. Mountain rescue teams searching near the wreckage of two American jet fighters in the Cairngorms have found a second body. This Blog , in early stages of development , shows a variety of details regarding the crash sites and contain photographs that relate the crash sites and wreckage to thier enviroment . Second body found at F15 crash site. Both pilots were killed. The Army plane, which crashed about 4 p.m. local time, was a twin-engine propeller aircraft assigned to the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade. Equipment designed to analyse sea ice has been installed in the Cairngorms to gather data on melting snow. The memory of those who lost their lives stayed with him and he always felt that there should be something in the area to commemorate the airmen, not only those from Wellington R1646, but all the airmen who had lost their lives in the Cairngorm Mountains in aviation crashes over the years. WW2 Plane Crash Wreck Hunting. Much of the wreckage from the Avro Anson air crash, which happened on 21 August 1942, remains on Ben MacDui in the Cairngorms.