S.A. Bulldog XX557

Callander, Stirling













Aircraft Type Photo


BELOW: Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 XX616 of Manchester University Air Squadron at RAF Woodvale.


a scottish aviation bulldog trainer attached to manchester university air squadron


Photo: 1983 RuthAS


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Aircraft Type and Background


RAF (UAS) Scottish Aviation B.125 Bulldog T.1  / XX557



The Scottish Aviation B.125 Bulldog was a two (or three) seat training aircraft, designed originally by Beagle Aircraft.


When Beagle Aircraft ceased production, the Bulldog was taken over by Scottish Aviation who built aircraft at their Prestwick Airport manufacturing plant. Latterly, Scottish Aviation was taken over by BAe.


A number of Bulldog trainers were produced for the Swedish and other Air Forces. Others were ordered by the RAF for use with the University Air Squadrons (UAS).


The Bulldog was equipped with one Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 opposed piston engine, 200 hp (149 kW). It had a maximum speed of 130 knots (150 mph, 241 km/h) at sea level, and a service ceiling of 16,000 ft (4,875 m). [Wikipedia]






Aircraft Accident Details


RAF SA Bulldog XX557, which was attached to Glasgow University Air Squadron (UAS), departed from Prestwick Airport on a flight that took it over central Scotland.


However, during the course of the flight, the aircraft struck trees and was forced to land in a nearby field in the Callander area.






Aircraft Pilot / Pupil Survivors


Both occupants of the Bulldog survived this landing. However, their names are not known.







Crash Site Photos


BELOW: RAF (UAS) Scottish Aviation Bulldog XX557 crash-landed in a field between Drymen and Callander, Stirling.


the raf glasgow uas bulldog in a field near callander, stirling


Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel



BELOW: Front view of the RAF (UAS) Bulldog trainer.


another view of the RAF scottish aviation bulldog trainer


Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel






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Crash Date / Site



Accident Date: 12 Sep 1975


Accident Site:

Callander (vicinity of)


Region: Stirling


Nearest towns or villages:

Callander (S)


Nearest large town: Stirling (SE)


OS Grid Ref. N/A


GPS Refs: N/A


Present Condition: Recovered from crash site. Cockpit later used for static training at Turnhouse. Later still, the cockpit was transferred to Paull Royal Armoury, Yorkshire.




Aircraft Details



Registration or Serial: XX557


Operator: RAF (UAS / University Air Squadrons) 1


( 1 See also UGSAS: Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron.)



Departure Airport: Prestwick.


Destination Airport (Intended): Unknown. 




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Flying with UGSAS: Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron.


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Bulldog T.1 aerobatics (YouTube video.)

Bulldog XX557 cockpit at Paull Royal Armoury, Yorkshire.




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