Dakota KK194 - Crew and Passengers crash site

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Reference WMO/276912


Ben Talaidh


Isle of Mull

PA65 6BA


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Trophy/Relic
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Propeller cemented to a large stone with small plaque on one of the blades. The logo of the Aircrew Association is engraved on the plaque above the inscription. The memorial is believed to be located in a gully near the summit of Ben Talaidh at the head of Glenforsa. This is 1 mile beyond the roadhead at the end of a 3 mile track from the A849.
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Dakota Mark IV KK194 On 1st February 1945 the above aircraft crashed into/ the side of Ben Talaidh, Glen Forsa, Isle of Mull at 2300 feet some/ 500 feet below the summit, the pilot having been disoriented by low/ cloud and heavy snow. KK194 was on delivery from Montreal, refueling at Reykyavik, bound for Prestwick. On board were there crew and five passengers, all RAF officers, one of whom/ got clear of the wreckage and sent up flares. He made his way/ into the glen below, following light from a shepherd' house from where help was raised and all the survivors were/ rescued and the bodies of those who died recovered. Those who lost their lives were the following: (Names) In their memory this memorial was attached to the half buried propeller of KK 194 by the vice chairman and home secretary of the Aircrew Association Highland Branch Inverness 1st February 2005.

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