Pamela Aitken and Kathryn Gaffney were walking near Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, when they stumbled across the debris and couldn’t believe their eyes on Sunday. They first noticed large chunks of the mountain on Irish Law Mountain and began to take pictures.
Before long, they discovered that they had in fact come across the wreckage of a plane. It is believed to be the remains of the British European Airways Flight S200P which crashed in April of 1948. The flight carried 20 passengers from London-Northolt Airport to Glasgow-Renfrew Airport before plunging into Irish Law Mountain.
No fatalities reported, but 13 people were left injured, and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
“I couldn’t believe how much of it was still there and some parts were all still intact,” Pamela said.
Sharing the scene on social media, Facebook users were quick to respond with their thoughts.
One person said: “You would think that the wreckage would have been removed for air accident investigation by the CAA.”
A second person said: “I did not know aircraft wreckage was on Scottish mountains, to be honest. I would have thought aircraft engineers would have recovered any wreckage to discover the cause of the airplane crash.”
A third person added: “As a lad, growing up in Largs, my pals and I used to roam far and wide over the high ground between Largs and Kilbarchan in search of ‘the crashed planes’.
Source: Daily Star