© kjell sørensen/ morten moe 6. March 2014

Gloster Meteor Jet Oxen Craig, Bennachie Scotland

222 Squadron RAF WA882 12.02 1952

Took off from RAF Leuchars on a training flight. P/O John Brian Lightfoot (22) was killed when his jet crashed into the hillside Oxen Craig during a heavy snow storm. The aircraft exploded on impact.

A memorial was erected at Oxen Hill, comemorating the two crash sites at Bennachie.

In addition of the Meteor, a Westland Wallace biplane crashed here in 1939, on the first day of the war.