Avro Anson N9589

Clints of the Spout (South), Dumfries

 
     
 
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Aircraft Type Photos

 

BELOW: An Avro Anson Mk I The type featured on this page.

 

Avro Anson 652A Mk I at Ardmore Aerodrome de Havilland Mosquito Launch Spectacular, 2012. (Reg ZK-RRA, S/No. MH-120). [Wikipedia]

 

Avro Anson Mk.I

 

Photo: 2012 L-Bit

 

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BELOW: An Avro Anson C19.

 

avro anson c-19

 

Photo: Courtesy, wheels-and-wings.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Type and Background

 

RAF Avro Anson Mk.I  / N9589

 


 

Aircraft Type Nickname: "Faithful Annie"

 

The Avro Anson was an adaption of the civilian Avro 652 in use by Imperial Airways.

 

The Anson was the first aircraft in RAF service to be equipped with a retractable undercarriage. The aircraft type was flown initially by No. 48 Squadron of RAF Coastal Command.

 

The Anson was used for coastal reconnaissance and maritime patrols. Latterly, it was used for crew training, light transport, and communications purposes. Among crew members, however, the Anson was considered to be a cold, draughty, and very noise aircraft.

 

Although the Anson was a solidly-built and reliable aircraft, it was nevertheless slow and vulnerable to attack. For this and other reasons, it was inevitable that the Anson would be replacedas indeed it was, with the Lockheed Hudson bomber.

 

Later generations of Ansons (the Anson C.19 series) remained in use with the RAF until 1968.

 

Usually, Mark I Ansons were powered by two Armstrong Siddeley Cheetahs. These were radial engines. Occasionally, however, other types would be substituted.

 


 

BELOW: An Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah X engine.

 

an armstrong siddeley cheetah X engine

 

Photo: Courtesy, wheels-and-wings.co.uk

 


 

The Anson had a top speed of about 188 mph (164 knots or 303 km/h) at 7,000ft (2,100m).

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Accident Details

 

On 12 June 1944, Avro Anson N9589 took off from RAF West Freugh on a navigation exercise (Navex). However, the cause of the subsequent crash at Clints of the Spout is not known at present.

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Crew Casualties

 

All five personnel on board this Anson died. These were:

 

(Please click on the hyperlinked names above for further details at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website.)

 

 

 

 

 

Crash Site Photos (Page 1-A)

 

BELOW: One of the Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engines from Avro Anson N9589.

 

This engine lies not far from the engines from Avro Anson W2630, which crashed at Clints of the Spout (North) just over two years earlier.

 

one of the avro anson's cheetah engines

 

Photo: ©  2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the engine, showing boggy moorland in the background.

 

another view of an engine showing boggy moorland in the background

 

 Photo: ©  2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The engine relative to the base of Clints of the Spout.

 

the engine relative to the base of clints of the spout

 

Photo: ©  2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Part of the tail landing gear.

 

part of the tail landing gear

 

Photo: ©  2013 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

More (larger) photos on

 Page 1-B

 

And also on Page

1-C

 

 


 

 

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Crash Date / Site

 

Accident Date: 12 Jun 1944

 

Accident Site:

Clints of the Spout (South)

(Spout of the Clints, by Cairnsmore of Fleet.)

 

Region: Dumfries and Galloway

 

Nearest town or village: Newton Stewart (W)

 

Nearest large town: Newton Stewart.

 

OS Grid Ref: N/A

 

GPS Ref. N/A

 

Present Condition: As at 2013, both Cheetah engines, engine cowling parts, and landing gear parts still remain at the crash site.

 


 

Other air crash site in this vicinity:

 

RAF Avro Anson W2630 at Clints of the Spout (North).

 

Although the accidents occurred just over 2 years apart, both Anson N9589 (the aircraft on this page) and Anson W2630 lie in close proximity to one another at Clints of the Spout.

 

 

 

Aircraft Details

 

 

Registration or Serial: N9589

 

Operator: RAF (No. 4 Air (Observer) School; later re-designated No. 4 Observer Advanced Flying Unit.)

 

Operating Station:

RAF West Freugh (Photos)

 

Station Location: West Freugh, Wigtownshire.

 

Current Station Status: RAF operations ceased. Now used by QinetiQ and for MoD testing purposes.

 

 

 

Related Links

 

 

Memorial

 

Memorial on Cairnsmore of Fleet to the crew of eight aircraft crashes (Allied and Axis) that occurred in this vicinity. The crew of the aircraft featured here is included on the Memorial.

This Memorial was placed at the site on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum.

 

 

Museums

Anson at North East Aircraft Museum (NEAM).

Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum.

 

 

RAF and Related Links

No. 4 (Observer) Advanced Flying Training School.

RAF West Freugh

 

Other Links

Articles and photos of the Avro Anson type are available at the following sites:

uboat.net.

Warbird Alley.

 

 

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