Date & Time: Jan 14, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Spartan Cruiser
Operator:
Registration:
G-ACYK
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Glasgow – Campbelltown
MSN:
101
YOM:
1935
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew left Glasgow at the end of the afternoon on a cargo flight to Campbelltown with a load of moovie spools on board. In flight, bad weather conditions forced the crew to return to Glasgow. En route, the three engine aircraft was flying too low and hit Mt Stake located near Largs, Ayrshire. Both pilots were slightly injured while the aircraft was destroyed. Crew was able to walk away to find help.
Crew:
Mr. McGeevor, Captain 1.
Probable cause:
Aircraft was flying too low due to an altimeter malfunction.