Corsair JT692 crash at Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

18th January 2016

On 18th January 1945, Chance Vought Corsair JT692 crashed while on a test flight. The plane came down about 3 miles east of Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, 10 miles northeast of the base at RAF Mullaghmore, Co. Antrim.

The pilot, 21-year-old Sub-Lieutenant Peter Storm Ross of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve died in the crash. He flew with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm 1843 Squadron based at HMS Gannet or Royal Naval Air Station Eglinton, Co. Londonderry.

Sub-Lieutenant Peter Storm Ross’ grave is in Section I, Grave 530 of Craigton Cemetery, Glasgow, Scotland. He had graduated from the University of Glasgow in his hometown in 1941, joining the Royal Navy the following year.

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