Wellington R1646 - Glen Clunie
Crash Site of Wellington R1646 from 20 OTU
Quite why Wellington R1646 crashed in Corrie-dhub, Glen Clunie is not certain. Initial searches for the aircraft and crew when first reported missing were carried out at sea, the thought being that they had been lost somewhere off the Scottish coast. An estimated position of 57 55N 01 50W was even noted in the 20 OTU Operations Record Book. The actual location that the aircraft crashed is a good 60 miles (96 km) south from Lossiemouth, well inland. It's believed that at the time of the crash the Wellington may have been attempting to return to Lossiemouth as it was travelling in a northerly direction.
Images from 1975:
Images from 1999:
Images from 2003:
Images from 2004:
Thanks to Colin Mackenzie for images taken in 1975 and Andy Brown for images taken in 1999.
2003 & 2004 images taken by Linzee Druce