21st 1967, XF702, a Royal Air Force Avro Shackleton MR3 maritime
reconnaisance aircraft of 206 Squadron, based at RAF Kinloss, encountered
severe icing conditions in cloud and subsequently crashed into the
hillside below Creag Bhan, above Arieniskil, Lochailort.
All thirteen crew members were killed.
The impact scar is still visible on the hillside, a short way off
the Right of Way from Arieniskil to Meoble, at a height of about
700 feet. On May 19th 2007, at the culmination of a
project started by Ken Bowker of the Moidart History Group, and
in the presence of four children and one grand-daughter of the crew,
Derek Straw of the 206 Squadron Association fixed a commemorative
tablet at the scene bearing the 206 Squadron motto - "Nihil
Nos Effugit" - "Nothing escapes us".
Please respect the site.
Shackleton XF702 - Bruce Mackie