The Scapa Flow Landscape Partnership Scheme


Corsair crash site, Hoy


The Vought Corsair Mk II was a US-made plane designed for use on aircraft carriers. JT461 of 1841 Naval Air Squadron took off from the RNAS at Hatston on 11 July 1944,  en route for the carrier HMS Formidable. The plane did not arrive, and the wreckage was discovered close to the cliffs of Enegars in the north of Hoy a week later. The pilot lies buried at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Hoy.