Hawker Typhoon MN532

Stony Hill, Muirkirk / Sorn, E Ayrshire













Aircraft Type Photo


BELOW: A Hawker Typhoon Mk IB 


hawker typhoon mk 1b


Photo: RAF (pre-1957). Expired Crown Copyright.





Aircraft Type and Background


RAF Hawker Typhoon / MN532


Aircraft Type Nickname: "The Tiffy."


A military single-seat fighter/bomber flown by the Royal Air Force. Built by the Gloster Aircraft Company, the Typhoon was equipped latterly with a Napier Sabre liquid cooled power plant and could attain a maximum speed of 405 mph at 18,000 ft (650 km/h at 5,485 m). In addition to the RAF, it was used by the RCAF and the RNZAF.


Unfortunately, the Typhoon suffered from a number of design defects, which may have led to the loss of certain aircraft.


From certain angles, the Typhoon bore some resemblance to a Focke-Wolfe Fw 190 aircraft. To avoid friendly-fire incidents, the Typhoon had black and white stripes painted under the wings.



BELOW: A Hawker Typhoon ground attack fighter


hawker typhoon ground attack fighter


Photo: Source unknown



BELOW: A Hawker Typhoon on display at RAF Museum London (formerly, RAF Hendon)


hawker typhoon on display at raf hendon


Photo: 2006 (Licensing: Released by the author as public domain)





Aircraft Accident Details                      


Hawker Typhoon MN532 was attached to 56 Operational Training Unit (56 OTU) stationed at RAF Milfield.


The Typhoon took off from RAF Milfield in Northumberland, NE England, and crashed at Stony Hill [map] near Muirkirk in SW Scotland. The cause of the crash is unknown.






Aircraft Pilot Casualty


The pilot who died in this incident was:

Please click on hyperlinked name above for details at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.






Crash Site Photo


BELOW: Some of the shattered remains from Hawker Typhoon MN532 which crashed at Stony Hill.


shattered remains of hawker typhoon MN532


Photo: © 2013 Alan Leishman







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Crash Date / Site


Accident Date: 27 Mar 1945


Accident Site:

Stony  Hill (562m)


Region: East Ayrshire


Nearest towns or villages:

Muirkirk (E) or Sorn (W)


Nearest large towns: Prestwick (W) [map]  or Kilmarnock (NW) [map]


OS Grid Ref: NS 72930 21407


GPS Ref.


Present Condition: Some smaller wreckage still remains at the crash site.



Other air crash in this vicinity:


USAF (FFAF) Douglas B-26 Invader at Avon Head near Distinkhorn.




Aircraft Details


Registration or Serial: MN532


Operator:  RAF


Operating Station: RAF Milfield (56 & 59 OTU) (See also here.)


Satellite Station: RAF Brunton.


Station Location: Woodbridge

 near Wooler, Northumberland.


Current Station Status: Military operations ceased in 1946. Now derelict. However, part of the airfield is still used by Borders Gliding Club.



Principal airport data courtesy of John Woodside, A Catalogue of UK Airfields





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