Aviation Accidents


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A Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Condor crash in Belfast Lough

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7th March 2018

In July 1940 a Focke-Wulf Condor laid mines in Belfast Lough sinking of the SS Troutpool. A week later, the Luftwaffe returned with disastrous consequences.

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Armstrong Whitworth Whitley LA798 crash at Sydenham Park, Belfast

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21st January 2021

On 21st January 1943, an R.A.F. plane crashed in the residential heart of East Belfast coming down in the back garden of No. 24 Sydenham Park.

Avro Anson N4943 crash in Glenariff, Co. Antrim

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31st January 2017

Avro Anson N4943 came down in a heavy snowstorm over Glenariff, Co. Antrim on 31st January 1940 and a treacherous recovery mission ensued on the mountain.

Avro Anson N5372 crash in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

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18th October 2016

On 18th October 1943, Avro Anson N5372 crashed near Ballycastle, killing 3, after many factors contributed to it striking high ground at Knocklayd Mountain.

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Boeing B-17 42-97862 crash on Cavehill, Belfast

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1st June 2017

On 1st June 1944, a United States Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress came down on Cavehill, in North Belfast killing all 10 American crew members on board.

Bristol Beaufort AW277 crash on Colin Mountain, Co. Antrim

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29th March 2021

At around 0400hrs on 29th March 1943, Bristol Beaufort AW277 came down on Colin Mountain, Co. Antrim killing 4 crew members of No. 5 O.T.U.

Cessna UC-78 Bobcat 42-58314 crash at Carntogher, Co. Londonderry

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4th September 2019

On 4th September 1943, a Cessna UC-78 Bobcat came down on The Old Coach Road at Carntogher, Co. Londonderry killing 3 high-profile passengers.

Chance Vought Corsair JT357 crash at R.A.F. Ballyhalbert, Co. Down

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8th September 2017

On 8th September 1945, the pilot of Chance Vought Corsair JT357 crash-landed and burned out 5 miles south-by-southwest of R.A.F. Ballyhalbert, Co. Down.

Chance Vought Corsair JT692 crash in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

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18th January 2016

Chance Vought Corsair JT692 came down near the town of Ballymoney, Co. Antrim on 18th January 1945 killing Pilot Sub-Lieutenant Peter Storm Ross.