Miles Master T8684

Hill of Edendocher, Aberdeenshire

 
     
 
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Aircraft Type Photo

 

BELOW: A Miles Master training aircraft.

 

A Miles Master training aircraft

 

Photo first published in Aircraft of the Fighting Powers Vol I. Ed: H J Cooper, O G Thetford and D A. Russell Harborough Publishing Co, Leicester, England 1940. (Copyright expired)

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Type and Background

 

RAF Miles M.9A Master I  / T8684

 


 

(Trainer)

 

The Miles M.9 Master was a two-seat trainer built for use by the RAF and the RN (Fleet Air Arm).

 

Different engine types were used, and this was reflected in the aircraft's variant number. The M.9A variant featured here was fitted with a Rolls-Royce Kestrel XXX engine—a variant engine of that used by the Hawker Audax.

 

When Rolls-Royce ceased production of the Kestrel engine, later versions of the Miles Masters used Bristol Mercury XX or Pratt and Whitney Twin Wasp engines.

 

The Miles Master was a highly manoeuvrable aircraft, and could be used for aerobatics.

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Accident Details

 

This aircraft was on a navigational training exercise (Navex) when the pilot encountered bad weather and very poor visibility.

 

Unable to see clearly through the heavy mist, the pilot crashed into Hill of Edendocher close to Cairn of Finglenny in Glen Dye.

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Pilot Casualty

 

The pilot on board this aircraft died in this accident. He was:

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Crash Site Photos (Page 1-A)

 

BELOW: The Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine from Miles Master T8684.

 

the engine from the miles master aircraft

 

Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the engine from the training aircraft.

 

another view of the engine

 

Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel

 


 

BELOW: The propeller hub, lying close to the engine.

 

the propeller hub, which is lying close to the engine

 

Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel

 


 

BELOW: Smaller pieces of wreckage, including part of the propeller hub shroud and part of the landing gear assembly.

 

smaller pieces of wreckage

 

Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel

 

 

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BELOW: The Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine.

 

rolls royce kestrel engine

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Crumpled wing section showing traces of yellow paint.

 

Yellow paint on the wings (or on the wings and fuselage) denoted a training aircraft.

 

crumpled wing section with traces of yellow paint

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: From a part of the propeller hub.

 

part of propeller hub

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The propeller hub from Miles Master T8684.

 

part of propeller hub from miles master

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Unidentified sections

 

unidentified sections

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Wood and metal bracket.

 

wood and metal bracket

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: More fragmented parts.

 

more fragmented parts

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another section of wreckage.

 

another section of wreckage

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

More (larger) photos on

Page 1-B

(Kestrel engine)

 

and on

 

Page 1-C

(other wreckage parts)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crash Date / Site

 

 

Accident Date: 9 Oct 1941

 

Accident Site:

Hill of Edendocher (577m)

(By Cairn of Finglenny)

 

Region: Aberdeenshire

 

Nearest town or village:

Bridge of Dye

[map. Zoom in on map for more detail]

(Glen Dye).

 

From Banchory, via B974 South to Bridge of Dye, or from A90 then North on B974 to Bridge of Dye

 

Nearest large towns:

Stonehaven (E) or Brechin (S)

 

OS Grid Ref. N/A

 

GPS Ref: N/A

 

Present Condition: Significant wreckage, including Kestrel engine, still remains at the crash site.

 

 


 

Other air crash sites in this vicinity:

 

1) RAF Hawker Audax at  Hill of Edendocher, in 1941. (Hawker Audax wreckage lies about 1km from Miles Master wreckage.)

 

 

2) RAF Airspeed AS10 Oxford at Meluncart.

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Details

 

 

Registration or Serial: T8684

 

Operator: RAF (No 8 Flying Training School, Montrose)

 

Operating Station: RAF Montrose

 

Station Location: Montrose, Angus, Scotland.

 

Current Station Status: Military Airport closed . Now, an RAF Heritage Centre.

 

Current Station Name: Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

 

 

 

 

Related Links

 

RAF and Related Links

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

No. 8 Flying Training School (scroll down website's page to find No. 8 FTS).

RAF Montrose Photos at Photobucket

 

 

 

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